Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ruta Sepetys appearing Tuesday, April 3

The Teen Room is proud to be hosting Ruta Sepetys, author of the acclaimed debut novel, Between Shades of Gray

This event will be in the CPL lecture hall at 1:30PM -- if your class is going to be visiting, way to go -- I think it is going to be a moving and provocative presentation about a lesser known but devastating part of history.

The daughter of a Lithuanian refugee, Ms. Sepetys's debut novel is an account of Stalin's cleansing of the Baltic region as seen through the eyes of 15-year-old Lina. 

It is a difficult book to read.  Lina and her family endure horrific conditions; it is incredible that people survived these ordeals.  As the following video shows, it was also a difficult story to tell.

Ruta Sepetys discusses her upcoming novel, Between Shades of Gray from Penguin Young Readers Group on Vimeo.

Porter Square Books will have books available for purchase and autographing at the event.  See you there!


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