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Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults to Discuss "Sugar Changed the World"

Date: Wed. 20 Dec, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults, the monthly session for adults interested in what young adults are reading, will discuss "Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science" by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m., at the Scarsdale Public Library. When this award-winning husband-and-wife team discovered that they each had sugar in their family history, they were inspired to trace its globe-spanning story and to seek out the voices of those who led bitter sugar lives. The trail ran from religious ceremonies in India to Europe's Middle Ages, to Columbus, who brought the first cane cuttings to the Americas. Sugar drove the slave trade and planted the seeds of the American Revolution. This story of sugar shows the grand currents of world history in new ways.

Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults is led by Scarsdale resident Sheela Chari, whose debut children's novel, VANISHED, was a 2012 APALA Children's Literature honor book, an Edgar Award nominee for best juvenile mystery and was featured on the Today show with Al's Book Club for Kids.

To register and reserve a copy of the book go to the library website, scarsdalelibrary.org, or call the Reference Desk at (914) 722-1302.

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