Group Reading Experience for Kids: Finding Langston

Celebrate Chicago Public Library's 150th anniversary by joining young patrons for a group reading experience this summer.

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome is a middle grade historical novel that explores themes of the Second Great Migration of the 1940s, Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, the Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library, poetry, grief, bullying and friendship. The novel was the 2019 winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and received the Coretta Scott King Award Author Honor.

CPL's Special Collections provides digital resources to explore, including the George Cleveland Hall Branch Digital Collection, which ties into the story.

Visit the Uptown Branch this summer to check out a copy of the book and receive a kit with discussion questions and a reflection sheet you can return to the library when you finish reading. Grab and go kits are available while supplies last.

The Finding Langston group reading experience is for families and kids 6 to 13.