Coming to America Book Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 5/27/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 [Online] Motl the Cantor's Son by Sholem Aleichem. One of the founding fathers of modern Yiddish literature, Aleichem is known for creating one of the most celebrated characters in all Jewish fiction Tevye who would later become the main character in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. In his final novel, Aleichem tells the story of Motl, a spirited and mischievous nine-year-old who accompanies his family on a journey from their Russian shtetl (village) to New York. The boy's comical, poignant, and clear-eyed observations capture the struggles, hopes, and triumphs of Jewish immigrants to America at the turn of the 20th century.

This program is free and open to all. REGISTER below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.

Get the book on Libby/OverDrive or cloudLibrary (Vernon Area Library card required).


   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: ONLINE
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Status: Closed

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