Virtual Roundtable Reading: When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Reading led by

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

At Virtual Roundtable Reading, young readers are invited to read aloud to each other from the opening pages of a good book. We read from on-screen text for about forty-five minutes. A few days later, children who participated in the session will get a copy of the book in the mail to continue reading at home. Sign up for this event on Wednesday, October 6, or Thursday, October 7, when the sign-up link will be active on this page. The meeting link will be sent to you on the morning of Saturday, October 9. 

Lily and Sam have always enjoyed visiting their Korean grandmother (their halmoni) and hearing her stories. Now that their grandmother’s health is failing, Lily and her family have moved in with her, and a magical tiger straight out of Halmoni’s folktales soon arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal—return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni’s health—Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend, Ricky, Lily must find her voice . . .  and the courage to face a tiger.