Bee Book Club takes new direction

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The Sacramento Bee launched its Bee Book Club in 1997. Since that date we’ve brought renown and best-selling authors to this community including Frank McCourt, Isabel Allende, Alice Hoffman, Michael Chabon, Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Janet Evanovich, Amy Tan, John Lescroart and many more.

Most recently, the club brought in Sue Grafton. Next up, on April 28, is John Sandford, author of the 26-title “Prey” series including “Extreme Prey” due April 26. This event will be at 6 p.m. in The Hive at The Sacramento Bee, 2100 Q St. in Sacramento. Free parking is provided.

The Bee, to date, has hosted the author events free-of-charge, in partnership with Sacramento Public Library and Barnes & Noble. That will change starting this month as we tie the club to efforts to improve youth literacy.

Tickets to see John Sandford are available at Tickets will be $25 for the general public, or $15 for seven-day (per week) Bee subscribers.

Proceeds from the club will help fund The Bee’s revamped and expanded News In Education program that is designed to develop the next generation of news readership. NIE offers programs for children in kindergarten through high school, as well as adult learners and ESL classes. The resources provided include theme-based special projects, lesson plans and The Bee’s e-edition.

“Our goal is to reach over 20,000 students of all ages with real-time curriculum experiences,” Sacramento Bee Publisher Cheryl Dell said, “allowing them to learn from the news about the world around them.”

Joyce Terhaar, Executive Editor

Mystery author Sue Grafton spoke to the Sacramento Bee Book Club on March 17, 2016 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. She shared details about the two final installments of her popular “Alphabet Mysteries.” She started the series, starring P.I.

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