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Skype Book to Art Club
Join the Book to Art Club for a Skype book discussion as we make hands-on projects at home, but together online, and show and share through digital images on this group's Facebook page.
Digital book copies may be available through Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla or RB Digital.
*Please register in advance with your mobile phone number AND email address so we can add you to the Skype discussion group.*
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf" by Marlon James
Project Theme: African History and Mythology
In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.
Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.
Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written an adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf explores the fundamentals of truths, the limits of power, the excesses of ambition, and our need to understand them all.