There will be a reading of WHY AM I ME?, a book signing, and an art activity. Kids (and adults) will have the chance to ask their own BIG questions. I can’t promise any answers, but I can promise we’ll have fun!
Stick around afterwards for treats at their fabulous bistro. I hope to see you there!
I’m so pleased to announce that WHY AM I ME? was selected by the International Literacy Association (ILA) as a 2018 Notable Book for a Global Society. Every year, the ILA selects twenty-five books that help promote understanding across lines of culture, race, sexual orientation, values, and ethnicity. This outstanding list of books was developed “to help students, teachers, and families identify books that promote understanding of and appreciation for the world’s full range of diverse cultures and ethnic and racial groups.” Books like these make the world a better place!
One of the most exciting things for me as a writer is having my work translated into other languages. It’s a thrill to imagine children from other countries reading my work in their native tongue. I’m thrilled to say that WHY AM I ME? has been translated into Spanish and will soon be available in both Japanese and Arabic!
I’m going home! Next Thursday, November 16, I’ll be signing copies of WHY AM I ME? at Fletcher’s Books & Antiques in my hometown of Salado, Texas. There will be light refreshments, games, giveaways, and of course books. Come by, pick up a signed copy (they make great Christmas presents!), and say hi. Here are the details:
What: Book signing Where: Fletcher’s Books & Antiques / 945 N. Main Street, Salado When: Thursday, November 16 from 4:00 – 6:30 / With readings at 4:30 and 5:30
The Texas Book Festival is my favorite time of the year! It’s an all-out celebration of books and the people who love them. I’m thrilled to be on the schedule this year, along with many other fabulous authors. Here’s where you’ll find me:
PANEL Day: Sunday, November 5, 2017 Time: 1:00-1:45 Location: Capitol Extension 1.012 Authors: Leslea Newman, Paige Britt Moderator: Arturo Agüero Educator Focus: Identity and Growth
There are so many labels out there. How can educators ensure that every child feels welcome in their classroom? How can we ensure that children begin to understand and celebrate each other’s differences? Hear from authors Leslea Newman and Paige Britt about constructing identity for kids and ways to incorporate texts and activities that promote acceptance and understanding.
BOOK READING & SIGNING Day: Sunday, November 5, 2017 Time: 2:30-3:30 Location: Children’s Read Me A Story Tent, 10th & Congress Ave. Description: Join me in a read-aloud of WHY AM I ME? then stick around to say hi and get your book signed at the Children’s Book Sales & Signing Tent!!