Friends Like These

12jun3:30 pm4:15 pmFriends Like TheseWith Deborah Kerbel and Teresa Toten (Middle Grade)

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Like A Duck
Deborah Kerbel

For almost as long as she can remember, it’s been Sarah, her mom and her steadfast duck, Webster. Ten years ago, Sarah’s dad mysteriously left, and it feels more important than ever for her to find out why. But that is going to be harder than she expected.

When Sarah’s birthday plans get cancelled, she is sent to a camp where she doesn’t want to be. It couldn’t get any worse. And then it does. Will Sarah have to say another painful goodbye?

Sami Stanic isn’t a crier. She’s found it’s better to be useful, so people keep you around. It’s worked for the past ten years that she has lived with her grandfather.

But when unexpected news shakes her world, Sami comes face to face with her deepest fears. Is there anywhere she really belongs? If people knew where she came from, could they still love her?

From the towers of Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park to Chicago’s south side, and back again, Sami and an unusual entourage set off on an eight-day journey that will change her life forever. Along the sometimes heart-wrenching, often hilarious way, Sami uncovers painful secrets – but also the truths that shine a warm light on what home and family really mean.


(Sunday) 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm