Monday, April 20, 2015

Run Boston!

I am spending my spring break with my 93 year old grandmother in Western NY.  We are getting lots of rest and I am catching up on stories I've never heard her tell.

Today, my heart is with the city of Boston.  My good friend Joe is running with Team MR8, in memory of Martin Richard.  Martin was a 3rd grade student at my school when he lost his life at the 2013 Marathon.  Martin's life, and his legacy, are an important part of our community.

I'm with you today, Boston.  Stay strong.

Signs of Peace at my school for Martin

Saturday, April 18, 2015

And Then There Were Events

I have completely neglected updating events in the last couple of months.  April and May don't have much going on, but there are a couple of big ones.  Check these out!

April 30
Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer and all its successors, will tell us all about the latest book in the series, Wellesley Books, 7 pm

Lois Lowry, one of the most inspiring and talented writer, speaker, and human beings alive, will speak at West Roxbury Library, with a reception at 6 pm, author talk and signing 7 - 8.  More info on location here

May 2
Authors Jeanne Birdsall, Tony DiTerlizzi, Matt Phelan, and S.S. Taylor discuss why they write for my favorite group, the "middle grades", Eric Carle Museum, 1 pm

I've seen Kate a few times...2007


May 7
KATE-FREAKING-DICAMILLO!!!!  4 pm.  Boston Central Library.  I am leaving school early for this one.  I am so excited I can't even stand it.  I've seen her too many times to count and it just ain't enough.