True Grit: Chinese Settlers

Saturday, Feb 10th, 2:30pm at the Sand Lane Branch Library, 21 Robin Road, SINY 10305.

Staten Island OutLOUD’s Big Read series continues, as we consider an intriguing character on Charles Portis’ classic novel “True Grit”. The story of Chinese Americans in the Westward Expansion is not well known to many. We aim to help change that with this special event.

In “True Grit”, a 14 year old girl sets out from her family farm in Arkansas to find her father’s killer in Oklahoma Territory. Along the way, she encounters a kindly Chinese shopkeeper, who gives her a safe place to stay.

Free & family friendly.

Book giveaway.


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