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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Joseph Bruchac Coming to Eau Claire!

Joseph Bruchac, a photo by Michael Greenlar

Joseph Bruchac, a prominent and prolific author and storyteller for children and youth, will be in Eau Claire in October as part of the Second Annual Chippewa Valley Reads project. Bruchac will visit schools on October 21 and then will perform with storytelling, music and information about his books on Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 at the public library in Eau Claire.

This summer's SLP theme of One World, Many Stories is a great chance to promote his work with children and teens. He has written down many traditional stories from his Abeneki heritage and other Native stories. In addition, he's written novels and poems, including Code Talkers, about the Navajo men who used their language to create an uncrackable code during World War II. His most recent novel, Dragon Castle, draws on his Slovak background for a story about dragons, heroes, kings and queens.

Watch for more information, bookmarks, and other ways to promote the books of Joseph Bruchac to children and families in the area. In the meantime, take a peek at the resources gathered by TeachingBooks.net about Joseph Bruchac. You'll find book readings, book discussion guides, information about Joseph Bruchac, and more.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I've read several of his books. Really enjoyed Code Talkers.