Holocaust Remembrance Day Author Visit: The Brave Cyclist with Amalia Hoffman
Thursday, January 26th
Location: Galaxy Hall
This program is aimed at youth ages 8 and up as well as their families.
We invite you to join librarian Erica Roberts and award-winning author Amalia Hoffman in discussion of her Junior Library Guild and Gold Selection book, The Brave Cyclist: A True Story of a Holocaust Hero.
Gino Bartali’s life provides an inspiring story that merges sports and acts of heroism. Ms. Hoffman will share her personal journey and inspiration in writing her book and talk about how Gino Bartali's heroic acts during the Holocaust can inspire us to achieve social justice and fight antisemitism, racism and bullying. Come find out what “Tikun Olam” means and discuss individuals who fought against racism, discrimination, antisemitism, bigotry and bullying – and how each one of us can contribute to fighting these injustices and making the world a better place!
There will be the opportunity to view pictures from the collection of Gino Bartali’s granddaughter as part of the presentation; don’t miss out!
If you want to read The Brave Cyclist before attending, it can be checked out at the library in print here and as an eBook here. To read more about Amalia Hoffman, you can find her bio on her website here, and don’t forget to check out her newest book, a beautiful board book called Hanukkah Nights, about which more information can be found on her website at the top of the page here and checked out at the library in print here, as an ebook here, and as an audiobook/read-aloud here.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the White Plains Library Foundation.