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Grades 5-6 Book Club

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For February’s Book Club, we will be reading Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood.

“With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada.

Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger.

They’re wrong.

Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The Benares is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive?” – summary

Please be sure to register for Book Club and pick up your library copy of the book at the Circulation Desk!


February 19
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Jamestown Philomenian Library
26 North Road
Jamestown RI, 02835
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