Roundtable Reading: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

  • Reading led by

    Mardawn Wendt is a librarian at Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School.

Eleven-year-old Turtle has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it’s 1935 and jobs and money are scarce. So when her mom takes a housekeeping job for a lady who doesn’t like kids, Turtle heads off to Key West, Florida, without a tear, to live with relatives she’s never met. This historical novel tells the story of a young girl finding herself through new adventures in an unfamiliar place full of cousins, secrets, and even buried pirate treasure!


About Roundtable Reading

Young readers are invited to read aloud the opening chapter(s) of a good book in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room and are given a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just drop in!