Posts Tagged "Portland Public Library"

Picturing New Neighbors

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Bk: I'm New Here, Bk: Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadan Miracle, Bk: Path of Stars, Bk: What Will You Be, Sara Mee?, Events & Presentations , Immigration | Comments Off on Picturing New Neighbors

Picturing New Neighbors

On September 30, in the midst of torrential rains and flash flooding in the city, I still managed to get in from the island to hang an exhibit of illustrations in the Children’s Room of Portland Public Library. The exhibit, “Picturing New Neighbors,” features selected original artwork from these four books, all of which feature immigrant children: My stellar intern, Caitlyn Hubbard, made the whole day work; I never would have made it without her. Thanks, Katie! The exhibit will be up through November, and will culminate with a November 19th reception and workshop,...

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Celebrating I’M NEW HERE

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Bk: I'm New Here, Events & Presentations , Immigration | Comments Off on Celebrating I’M NEW HERE

Celebrating I’M NEW HERE

The September 19 launch party and film preview for I’m New Here was wonderful. Master-minded and MC-ed by the ever brilliant and resourceful Kirsten Cappy of Curious City, the event drew some 70 people, including this crew from the filming at Hall School (above). I read the book and we shared Fred’s video of students talking about being new and being welcoming: and his interview of me talking about creating the book: Read a post about the making of the video. People wrote messages about what it feels like to be new and how to welcome… And shared welcome signs in our photo...

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“I’m Your Neighbor, Portland” Launches!

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse & Global Books, Events & Presentations , For Children's Book Creators, For Educators | Comments Off on “I’m Your Neighbor, Portland” Launches!

“I’m Your Neighbor, Portland” Launches!

 I’m Your Neighbor, Portland and the Portland Public Library invite you to the Launch Event of a year-long community-wide read of books set in Maine’s “new arrival” communities. Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 Time: 3:00-6:00 PM Location: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine The Featured Books by Maine authors and illustrators tell the stories of people who have come to Maine from all over the world in the last several decades and in doing so transformed the city of Portland into a vibrantly multiracial and multicultural community. (The collection...

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Funded!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Diverse & Global Books, For Children's Book Creators, For Educators, Immigration, Race & Culture | Comments Off on Funded!

Funded!

I’m delighted to announce that the project I shared this spring, I’m Your Neighbor Books, has just received a grant from the Maine Humanities Council! The grant is seed money for our local launch of the project, a community read co-sponsored with the Portland Public Library, “I’m Your Neighbor Portland.” I’m Your Neighbor Books promotes the use of children’s literature featuring “new arrival” cultures and groups to engage the entire community in a discussion of commonalities and differences. The project features a recommended list of books and an evolving...

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