Roundtable Reading: A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga
Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)
Reading led by
librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Meet Resilience, a.k.a. Res. He was built to explore Mars, not to have human emotions. But as he learns new things from the NASA scientists who assemble him, he develops a friendship with Sophie, the daughter of one the scientists, who writes letters to him about emotions he understands too. When launch day comes and Res blasts off to Mars, he quickly discovers that Mars is a dangerous place filled with dust storms and giant cliffs. As he navigates the red planet’s difficult terrain, Res is tested in ways that go beyond space exploration.
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 o’clock, ready to read!