The Forgotten Girl - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!


"The Forgotten Girl" by India Hill Brown


“On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel – only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her… Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery’s grave is actually part of a neglected and forgotten Black cemetery, dating back to a time when White and Black people were kept separate in life – and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town’s past, they become determined to restore Avery’s grave and finally have proper respect paid to Avery and the others buried there. But they have awakened a jealous and demanding ghost, one that’s not satisfied with their plans for getting recognition. One that is searching for a best friend forever – no matter what the cost.”


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author and the world of The Forgotten Girl:


India Hill Brown’s website:

https://indiahillbrown.com/


India Hill Brown’s YouTube channel Books and Big Hair:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6X70BA5hTh9Cc_BGNQaxA


The Forgotten South’s page on forgotten cemeteries:

https://theforgottensouth.com/cemeteries/


ABC News’s article about the history of Black cemeteries:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/black-cemeteries-reflection-deep-segregation-history-77396753


The Smithsonian’s page on the Little Rock Nine, the first Black students integrated in Little Rock:

https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/little-rock-nine


The National Step League’s site, a step team competition program:

https://www.nationalstepleague.org/


Included as well: a word search, a crossword puzzle, a “design Avery’s headstone” activity, and a recipe for cornbread!








We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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