Opening Speech, Discussion, Reading, Q&A
Amber only feels really free when she runs. She runs to escape her everyday life. Her everyday life is dominated by a violent and controlling father, who sinks further and further into alcoholism. Amber and her mother long for independence and freedom. Freedom can mean different things – for her mother it’s learning to read, for Amber it’s running. Together they begin to fight back and stand up for themselves. A powerful verse novel about rebellion, identity, and self-determination.
The event is in English.
Hosted by Philip Geisler.
Text by Manjeet Mann.
Recommended for grades 9 to 12.
To kick off the young program, the Brandenburg winner of the Vorlesewettbewerb des Deutschen Buchhandels, Mia Dornbruch, will read from Erich Kästner’s »Pünktchen und Anton« as part of the SPECIAL »1933–2023«.