In 1945 children’s author, Lois Lenski, wrote the fictional account of a Polk County childhood in her Newbery award-winning book, Strawberry Girl. The book tells the story of 10-year-old, Birdie Boyer, who moved to western Polk County with her family. The Boyer’s adventures and mishaps in Florida’s harsh backwoods are described through Birdie’s eyes.
Two special March library programs will focus on this classic children’s novel.
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