Roundtable Reading: Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua
Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)
Reading led by
Librarian, Emerson Elementary School, Berkeley
While other people may have bad days, Freddie Ruiz and his family are truly cursed. He’s learned to lay low and keep himself out of trouble, which means no fun, no friends, and no risks! But when he discovers a family heirloom, a century-old amulet from the Philippines that’s supposed to bring good fortune, Freddie thinks his luck is finally about to change. Unfortunately, the spirit of his cranky great-granduncle Ramon is trapped in the heirloom, and the evil spirits responsible for his death have returned with a vengeance. Now Freddie and his cousin, Sharkey, have thirteen days to break the curse, or Freddie will join Ramon for an untimely afterlife in the amulet.
About Roundtable Reading
At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up promptly at 2:00 ready to read!