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Roundtable Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    Jana Vourgourakis is an educator in BAMPFA’s school field-trips program.

Get immersed in this gripping story of young Karana, who lives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the southern California coast. Every day, Karana faces the challenges of survival, so she makes her own fishing boat, tools, and clothing, and tames a wild dog to be her companion. Based on a true story, this is a book about the things most meaningful to young readers: what we are capable of, if called upon; the meaning of home; and our relationship to the natural world.

About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just drop in!