Author To Join Museum Teen Book Discussion Group

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–Redlands author Gayle Brandeis will facilitate a discussion of her book, “My Life with the Lincolns,” at the San Bernardino County Museum’s TeenRead group on Tuesday October 11 at 4:00 p.m. The discussion is open to all, free of charge.

“Gayle is a fun and light-hearted person,” said Jolene Redvale, curator of education. “I asked her to join our TeenRead book group when we read her book, and she was overjoyed to participate.”

In the book, Mina Edelman is convinced her family is the reincarnation of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s family. She sets out to prevent a tragedy from recurring, and discovers the power of commitment to an ideal when Martin Luther King, Jr., visits her hometown.

“I didn’t intend this book to be for children,” said Brandeis, who has written several fiction and non-fiction books for adults. “My editor realized this story is better aimed at young readers. I think it fits well.” This is her first book for children.

TeenRead meets at the County Museum every second Tuesday at 4:00 to discuss young adult books appropriate for middle and high school ages. Reading the book is not a requirement to attend.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. Parking is free. For more information, visit The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.

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