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Monday, September 12, 2011

Chippewa Valley Reads

Joseph Bruchac is coming to Eau Claire! Storyteller, musician, and prolific author of books for young people and adults, Bruchac will be the guest this year for Chippewa Valley Reads, with 3 presentations at area schools and a free public performance on Saturday, October 22 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

One of the goals of Chippewa Valley Reads is to encourage the whole community to read titles by a well-regarded author. Joseph Bruchac is an Abenaki Indian, and he works hard to preserve traditional culture. He writes for a wide age range--from authentic re-tellings of traditional Native American tales to novels about confronting scary monsters, from short stories and poems to high fantasy to resource guides for teachers and parents to biography and memoir. There is something for everyone in his repertoire, and in his public presentation.

Help promote this fabulous opportunity to see an accomplished, entertaining, and well-known author LIVE. Promote some of the many titles he has written--there are multiple titles in the MORE system. Check here for a set of bookmarks to help you with that promotion. This would be a great way to introduce yourself to the school librarian in your community--pass on the bookmarks. There's also some great information on Bruchac, including reading guides, a terrific video interview, and more on TeachingBooks.

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