The Parker Inheritance - 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 Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will also receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, 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 serve! If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!


"The Parker Inheritance" by Varian Johnson


The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance. So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the summer ends?


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

Varian Johnson’s website: http://varianjohnson.com/


Fun facts about The Parker Inheritance from Varian Johnson:

https://www.yayomg.com/the-parker-inheritance-fun-facts/


Solve logic puzzles on Puzzle Baron: https://logic.puzzlebaron.com/


The National Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta, GA:

https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/


Smithsonian’s page on Juneteenth:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/juneteenth-our-other-independence-day


Included as well: A Parker Inheritance book code, how-to code ciphers for Morse and pigpen codes, a template to make your own code, and a template to make your own puzzle.

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait 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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