Book Talk for Young Readers: Looking Through Great-Grandmother’s Eyes - June 10
Book Talk for Young Readers: Looking Through Great-Grandmother’s Eyes
Author Geraldine Lee Susi - Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m.
Young readers will have the chance to meet an accomplished local young adult author and learn about Virginia history during a Book Talk at The Manassas Museum on June 10.
Geraldine Lee Susi will introduce her latest book, Looking Through Great-Grandmother’s Eyes, which recounts the World War II-era story of a young girl spending the summer on her great-grandmother’s farm in nearby Catlett, Virginia.
In the book, nine-year-old Piper Louise Conrad is sure that the summer of 1943 will be the worst summer of her life. The world is at war, her father is fighting in North Africa, and Piper must spend three whole months at her great-grandmother’s farm where she encounters a grandma more bossy and cranky than she imagined. But as the story unfolds, Piper discovers that she and her great-grandmother have more in common than she thinks and that Grandma Jessie holds the key to a family history Piper never knew she had.
Geraldine Lee Susi moved to Virginia in 1978 and taught as a reading specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools for nineteen years. In time, she was inspired to bring Virginia history to life through children’s chapter books. Looking Through Great-Grandmother’s Eyes is her sixth book. Her others include its prequels, Looking for Pa and Looking Back, which chronicle the lives of a local brother and sister during the Civil War.
The Book Talk is free and Susi’s books are available at Echoes, The Manassas Museum Store.