Join a group of adults at the South Portland Branch Library to discuss Gary Schmidt’s “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy,” a novel rich in description and character development.

This award-winning novel for young adults is set in 1912 at the time of the destruction of the Malaga Island community near Phippsburg. The impoverished island in the novel had been settled by freed or possibly escaped slaves.

There are many issues that adults will find interesting to discuss, including prejudice, economic change, justice, tradition, friendship, coming of age, Maine history and American social life. The discussion group will talk about the writing style, the story and characters, the issues, and even draw some parallels to the American novel, “Huckleberry Finn.”

The discussion will take place at the branch library on 155 Wescott Road at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12. To register, call 775-1835.

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