Roundtable Reading: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

Linda Artel

  • Reading led by

    Reading led by Linda Artel, former BAMPFA children’s film festival programmer

Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who’s afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs. When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect her to take swimming lessons! She does her best to pretend she’s fine, but she knows she isn’t fooling her new best friend, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover.

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!

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