Monday Book Discussions

On Monday, May 20 the library invites readers to join one of TWO Monday Book Discussion Clubs as they talk about Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua. The first discussion will take place at noon and the second discussion will be at 6:00 p.m.
 
This awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother's exercise in extreme parenting reveals the rewards - and the costs - of raising her children the Chinese way.
 
All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way - the Chinese way - and the remarkable results her choice inspires.
 
Chua demands as much of herself as she does of her daughters. And in her sacrifices - the exacting attention spent studying her daughters' performances, the office hours lost shuttling the girls to lessons - the depth of her love for her children becomes clear. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an eye-opening exploration of the differences in Eastern and Western parenting- and the lessons parents and children everywhere teach one another.—Amazon
 
The Monday Book Clubs meet on the fourth Monday of each month at noon and at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s Second Floor Meeting Room. In May the club will meet a week early, on May 20, due to Memorial Day falling on the fourth Monday. The book clubs are free and open to the public and no registration is required.  Copies of book discussion titles are available at Massillon Public Library’s Reference Desk.
 
For more information, contact Karen Koher at 330.832.9831, ext. 327. The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.