24. ilb
Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Katya Balen: October, October

Discussion, Reading, Q&A

October’s life is completely turned upside down when her father has a serious accident on her 11th birthday. Now, as she has to move to the city to live with her mother during her father’s recovery, she finds herself in an entirely new life: nothing reminds her of her secluded and adventurous life with her father in the midst of nature. While she tries to adapt to the new apartment, school, and surroundings, she learns how initially daunting changes can evolve into something wonderful.

Sponsored by the Foundation Women in Europe/ TuWas Foundation for Solidarity.

The event is in German and English.
Hosted by Philip Geisler.
Read by Kathleen Gallego Zapata.
Interpreter: Henrieke Markert.

Text by Katya Balen.
Illustrations by Angela Harding.
Translation by Birgitt Kollmann.

Recommended for grades 5 to 7.