GRT: Author Talk with Nancy Churnin, Author of "Manjhi Moves a Mountain"

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Cos Cob Library is honored to host a virtual reading and Q&A with award-winning children’s author Nancy Churnin, author of Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough. Nancy Churnin is the author of eight children’s books, including Charlie Takes his Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf.

Manjhi Moves a Mountain, on the 2021 Sakura Medal shortlist, 2020 Greenwich Reads Together Elementary School Selection, winner of the 2019 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award and 2018 South Asia Book Award, a 2018 Children and Teen's Choice Book Awards finalist, a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection, a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018, a Silver Eureka Award-winner, a Little Free Libraries/Children’s Book Council Pick for the Action Book Club and Ezra Jack Keats Award finalist and on the Wisconsin School Library Association’s Picture This list.

Appropriate for elementary school students.

Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. The goal of Greenwich Reads Together is to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion and to build community connections. The Steering Committee leading this effort includes Greenwich Library, Greenwich Alliance for Education, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich Pen Women and the Greenwich Public and Independent Schools, Perrot Memorial Library, and Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich.
 
Visit our website www.greenwichreadstogether.org to find book and film suggestions for further exploration, as well as discussion guides, links to interviews with the author and much more.

Event Type(s): Author Visit, Book Discussion, Virtual
Age Group(s): Children
Cos Cob Library
(203) 622-6883

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