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Friday, July 29 – The Legend of Brightblade

Hello again, fellow bookworms…and goodbye, because this is our VERY LAST DAY of Camp 2022! No matter the venue, whether it’s face-to-face in the Thalia or virtually over Zoom, we’ve had an absolutely incredible summer, and are so grateful to our campers, guest authors, and counselors for being part of the camp experience. But I’m getting ahead of myself; our Week 3 Friday was just as amazing as its predecessors and deserves its time in the limelight. Today was rife with art, Jamboards, “Flight of the Bumblebee,” and SO. MANY. DRAGONS!! Intrigued? Read on for all the details!

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Thursday, July 28 – displacement

We had another fantastic day today at camp! Our Thursday book was displacement by Kiku Hughes, a graphic novel about a Japanese American girl from the present who finds herself in the past at the internment camp where her grandmother was detained. It stars a fictionalized version of Kiku herself and is based on her own grandmother’s story and the stories of many Japanese American people in the 1940s.

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Tuesday, July 26 – Mañanaland

Today was our second day of Zoom camp, which means it was time for our first author visit! Today’s book was Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan, which is about a young boy in a fictional Latin American country who becomes a Guardian, someone who secretly transports Hidden Ones (refugees fleeing a neighboring country) to a safe place. We began the morning with a quick poll about Mañanaland, then dove into our second scavenger hunt of the week. Campers (and counselors!) were asked to find something they would bring with them if they were forced to leave their homes. Some highlights were favorite books, best friends, and sketchbooks!

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Monday, July 25 – Welcome to Week 3!

Greetings from cyberspace! The Virtual Thalia Kids Book Club Camp is back in session on Zoom, and we devoted our Monday to each other, getting to know campers and counselors alike with icebreakers, scavenger hunts, mini book club discussions, and some excellent writing warmups. Keep reading for all the latest and greatest from our Zoom room!

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All About Week 3!

Hello, fellow TKBC enthusiasts, one last time this summer! Our two in-person weeks of camp this July were a smashing success, and while we love sharing Symphony Space with our campers, we’re also thrilled to be back on Zoom for another round of Virtual Thalia Kids Book Club Camp. As we’ve discovered these past two years, Virtual Camp allows us the gift of welcoming authors (and campers!) who otherwise couldn’t join us in person in New York – and is just as engaging, illuminating, and fun as in-person camp. This year’s suite of books for Virtual Camp live up to our lofty expectations, full of heart, mystery, wonder, and a little bit (or a lot!) of magic. Ready for a sneak peek? Read on to learn all about Week 3!

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