Book Club - March 16, 2019

The March 16 selection for the Riverton Area Book Club is the best-selling book Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. Inspired by true history, the author dramatizes the plight of young children who were stolen from their homes in the 1920-1950s and sold to well-paying families. Meanwhile the true parents desperately searched for their kids who were being kept in unlicensed boarding facilities.  Wingate tells her story through the eyes of 12-year-old Rill who lived on a Mississippi riverboat with her 4 siblings.This book remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year, was featured at the 2018 National Book Festival, and won a Goodreads Choice award for historical fiction. Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels.For those readers who are challenged by fine print or prefer not reading print copies the library can obtain audiobooks and books with large print. Often movie versions also are available. Contact the librarian about requesting different formats.The book club meets from 10-11am on the third Saturday of every month (except December). All are welcome; for further information contact the Riverton Library at 217-629-6353.