The Book Thief


bookthief.pngis the book that the entire community will explore as part of Greenwich Reads Together.  Please pick up a copy and attend one of the many activities happening throughout Greenwich and in your schools this spring.  There will be films, lectures, food and book drives plus a visit from the author, Markus Zusak.  A session with Zusak will be held for teens only on Monday March 28 at 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor Meeting Room at the Greenwich Library.   Find out how you can submit your questions for Markus here  or in Teen Central at the library.

This novel, written for young adults, tells the story of a girl living in Germany during WWII who copes with the turmoil around her through the books she steals.  The book is introduced and narrated by Death, whose voice provides a unique and haunting perspective of wartime.  Included among its awards are the 2007 Printz Honor Book  and the 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults , both from the Young Adult Library Association.

Middle School Book Discussions - Eastern Middle School will host a breakfast discussion group for students and teachers on Thursday, March 24 in the Media Center and Western Middle School will host a breakfast discussion group for students and parents on Thursday, March 24 in the Media Center

More activities to come in April! Learn more



"The Book Thief" is one of my favorite books. It is not for teens only, we read it in one of my book clubs. I am a grandmother and read many teen books. Tell your parents and grandparents about the book, they will thank you.

Thanks so much for your comments about "The Book Thief" We agree that it is a book teens and adults can enjoy. We hope you will join our many programs for Greenwich Reads Together. The author Markus Zusak is speaking here tonight at 7 p.m.

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