One Book, One City: Bicycling with Butterflies by Sara Dykman

Buddy Read -Week One

So the official start date of our One Book, One City program was on Friday and will go through the month of July; and because it’s part of 2021 Summer Reading Tails and Tales, the whole experience actually stretches from June to August! Not a bad deal, right?

Hopefully you’ve gotten a print or digital copy of the book Bicycling with Butterflies by Sara Dykman, or will be soon, and you’re ready to start buddy reading with us. Each Sunday you’ll see which chapters we’re planning to read during the week, along with questions or ideas you can think about while reading or after you’ve reached our goal chapter. Chat about it with a friend, a family member, or comment on this post, come to a program scheduled soon, and save up some questions for the author who will be speaking with us via Zoom on Monday, August 2nd (you can register here).

And don’t forget to check out what’s happening on the Children’s Department blog, RRPL Kid’s Depot, where you’ll find even more fun things to try out this Summer!! 

Rocky River, are you ready to read together? Us too! Let’s get into it and turn that page!
Bicycling with Butterflies
Week One
Chapters 1-7
1. To travel from Mexico to Canada, following the Monarch migration, the author estimates she’ll need to bike 1,200 miles a month. It’s 1,184 miles from Austin to Cleveland, or 1,223 miles from Denver to Cleveland, could you make that distance in a month? What do you think the biggest challenges might be?

2, The author discusses why Monarchs overwinter in Mexico and how climate change is making it harder for the overwintering group to start strong. What do you think we can do to help improve the chances for the first generation of migrating Monarchs?

3. Were you inspired to find more on the topic after being introduced to the monarch legends told by the indigenous Nahuatl people?

4. What was your initial reaction when the author first described her bike? Do you think you’d be able to manage getting all the equipment attached? 

Programs happening soon:
Sunday, July 11, 2-3 p.m. 
Join Cleveland Metroparks Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a look into the fascinating lives of Monarch butterflies. We'll explore their beginnings from egg to caterpillar and, as winged adults, their migration to Mexico. This is a Zoom program and will require registration.


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