Sunday, October 9, 2016
At What Address Did Tiger Try to Lock up the Moon:
Three Books, Three Authors - an evening conversation
among Mary Fillmore, Charles Norris-Brown, Sharyl Green
Motivations to write, getting words and paintings on the page,
getting the pages published, letting the books fly
Burlington Cohousing, 180 East Avenue, Burlington, Vermont
6:00 in the dining room All are Welcome
"Sharyl's visit with two groups of 6th graders was a pleasure to watch. Students were drawn into Jamaria's story as Sharyl read aloud from the book, and they asked questions about everything from the character's heritage to how Sharyl had chosen the book cover. The kids also enjoyed writing about and sharing their affinities, something Jamaria mentions in the book. It was fun to see how some students made a list of their affinities and then told a little story about themselves, while others wrote narratives. Students practically ran to get a chance to check out You Can't Lock up the Moon from the school librarian."
Edith Donnell, Youth & Teen Librarian, Chelsea District Library
Seniors Asking Seniors – a round table discussion of seniors and guest speakers. Several people had experience working as volunteers in prison and shared their stories. Others were interested to learn more about my experience mentoring a woman who had been incarcerated.
Nineteen women and men circled up to share their own bits of wisdom, and clearly they were eager life-long learners.
Often grandparents buy a copy of You Can’t Lock up the Moon, read it themselves, then gift it to a grandchild, sometimes sharing it as a read-aloud.
I am moved by the number of people organized to provide educational and support services for children and teens in need of stability in their lives.
I met with a leader of each of these organizations, donated a few books, and agreed to visit their programs next time I am in Michigan.
We can each learn to fly.
Now there are books consigned in Michigan as well as Vermont. Send me an email if you’d like to consign a few copies of You Can’t Lock up the Moon.
Sharyl Green is available for author visits.
An author visit can be from one hour to a whole school day and include:
For more information please email Sharyl: firstname.lastname@example.org
A poem inspired by the sixth grade author vist