Tuesday, June 23, 2020 to Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Sessions every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Registration deadline is Friday, June 12, 2020
Spark excitement around reading with Summer Book Club for youth ages 9-13. Kids will meet once a week over Zoom and connect with peers across Indiana to explore important topics, contribute to great conversations, and participate in hands-on activities led by a Museum Educator.
Guest: $20 / IHS member $15
Registrants will receive a package by mail which will include:
– A copy of the book, Alone: The Journey of Boy Sims
– Coloring Page
– Hands-on activity materials
-We Do History button and pen
– A family four pack to visit the Indiana History Center (to be redeemed at a later date)
About the book
Alone: The Journey of the Boy Sims By Alan K. Garinger
Orphaned at thirteen, pioneer Joshua Sims joins a survey crew helping to build Michigan Road in order to pay for his family’s northern Indiana homestead. When the surveyors’ ink supply is accidentally lost in the Tippecanoe River, Sims is ordered to travel alone to Detroit, Michigan, to obtain more. Traveling by foot, boat, and horseback, Sims meets runaway slaves, Native Americans, canal builders, and other frontier figures as he journeys to Fort Wayne, across Lake Erie, and along the Sauk Trail in Michigan. Sims’s encounters force him to re-evaluate his beliefs about the people in the rapidly changing land he now calls home.
About the author
Alan K. Garinger received the Indiana Outstanding Young Educator and Indiana Outstanding Community Educator awards. Garinger was also the author of the Jeremiah Stokely series. His novel, Torch in the Darkness: The Tale of a Boy Artist in the Renaissance, was a Young Hoosier Reader Award nominee.