It’s my great pleasure to pass on information from the author/illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien regarding her new book, I’M NEW HERE. Anne and I worked together to expand her school and library speaking bookings. She traveled to Seattle, the Philippines, and beyond meeting with children and educators to discuss issues of diversity, privilege, and peace. Her most recent picture book is about welcoming new people everywhere. (An important thing when the news is full of refugees seeking new places to call home.) If you live in the Portland, Maine area, I hope you’ll try to attend Anne’s book launch on September 19th, 2-4, at the Portland Public Library. If not, purchase the book at your local independent book seller and find out more about the book on Anne’s website.
I’m excited about my latest picture book, I’m New Here, about 3 immigrant children. It’s been getting some wonderful attention, including a starred review in Kirkus and a mention in the August 23 New York Times Sunday Book Review!
The launch will celebrate National Welcoming Week – http://www.welcomingamerica.org/get-involved/national-welcoming-week-2015/
I’m New Here Launch Party
Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library
Saturday, September 19
The event is a film premiere for the book trailer/video teaching tool, starring Hall School elementary students talking about being new and being welcoming. There will be a red carpet, flashing bulbs, and photo ops, as well as snacks from Portland’s multicultural markets.
Lots more info here: http://www.imyourneighborbooks.org/2015/09/08/im-new-here-celebrated-for-national-welcoming-week/
Please stop by if you’re available!