Author Jami Borek will join young readers to discuss her latest children's book, Mystery at the Raleigh Tavern. Following the talk, the author will sign her books in the Vaughan Lobby from 3pm-3:30pm.

Add to Calendar 10/26/2019 14:00:00 12/31/1969 America/Rio_Branco Young Readers Book Talk: Jami Borek

Author Jami Borek will join young readers to discuss her latest children's book, Mystery at the Raleigh Tavern. Following the talk, the author will sign her books in the Vaughan Lobby from 3pm-3:30pm.

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About Mystery at the Raleigh Tavern

This story is the third in the popular Amanda and Amelia "Colonial Girls" series, set in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. This installment follows the two girls on their search for Thomas Jefferson's violin, which was stolen at the Raleigh Tavern. The violin case also contained some politically dangerous private notes he's written, saying treasonous things about the King. 

As Amanda, Amelia, and Jacob anxiously search for the real thief, other fateful events are also taking place at Raleigh Tavern. In the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, Jefferson and the other Burgesses are angry at Parliament and King George. There is strange, troubling talk of colonists' rights and even something called "independence" — talk that will lead to a Continental Congress and change their world forever more.

 

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