Global & Multicultural Events

Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in #WeNeedDiverseBooks, Author Event, Global & Multicultural Events, Illustrator & Author Interviews | Comments Off on Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Curious City is proud to be providing the marketing outreach for the Grandfather Gandhi picture books by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Evan Turk (Atheneum) and celebrating the release of Be the Change. Recently, we brought the Grandfather Gandhi team to the Brattleboro Literary Festival and moderated an hour long conversation about these essential picture books.  Thank you to BCTV! Please also explore the website dedicated to the series!   Share...

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Curious City on the Brown Bookshelf

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Children's Literature, Community Partnerships, Global & Multicultural Events, Press on Curious City | Comments Off on Curious City on the Brown Bookshelf

Curious City on the Brown Bookshelf

Honored to be invited by author/illustrator  Don Tate to write about “Making Your Own Market” for The Brown Bookshelf, a website “designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.” “For me, children’s book marketing on the Brown Bookshelf or off has never been about social media, press,  coverage, or other perils of “self-promotion.” For me, marketing has always been about storytelling and discovery.  The best marketing finds ways to: retell a story beyond the framework of the book engage readers deeper in the story...

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African American Children’s Lit on Live & Local

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Book Industry, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships, Curious City, Global & Multicultural Events, Press on Curious City, Speaking | Comments Off on African American Children’s Lit on Live & Local

African American Children’s Lit on Live & Local

Once again joined the indomitable Chris Lenois on WKVT’s Live & Local to talk children’s literature.  Listen here! This month, the conversation focused on President Obama’s call for America to do some “soul searching” about racial bias. One way to help children grow up with less bias is to feed them a steady diet of multicultural books.  In honor of Trayvon Martin, we discussed contemporary African American (and cross-group friendship) books from toddler to teen. These books are a “mirror” for African American children showing them themselves in...

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The Good Braider Launched

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Book Themed Events, Global & Multicultural Events, I'm Your Neighbor, Launch Party | 1 comment

The Good Braider Launched

When author Terry Farish was working at the Portland Public Library, she befriended a young man from the Sudan who told her “there is no word” when asked about his favorite family meal. “My mother will cook it for you,” he said. Terry Farish joined his family for a meal and from that day, began a journey of listening.   Her new friends in Portland’s Sudanese community told of their tumultuous path from South Sudan to Portland, Maine. The cultural exploration that started as “there is no word” became a braiding of stories, experiences, and words...

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Students Send New Year’s Greeting to Cambodian American Neighbors

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Global & Multicultural Events, I'm Your Neighbor, Press Release | Comments Off on Students Send New Year’s Greeting to Cambodian American Neighbors

Students Send New Year’s Greeting to Cambodian American Neighbors

This weekend, Cambodians Americans in Maine and Cambodians around the world, celebrate the New Year.   In celebration of that holiday, third and forth graders from Canal School in Westbrook, Maine joined Peaks Island, Maine author/illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien to listen to a reading from O’Brien’s book about Cambodians Americans, A Path of Stars.  Together they created greeting cards with “Happy New Year” written in Khmer, the language of Cambodia, and hand-drawn lotus blossoms for the Buddhist temple in Buxton, Maine.   Canal School librarian, Susan Brown invited Anne Sibley...

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Many Voices, Many Stories

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in Book Fair, Global & Multicultural Events | Comments Off on Many Voices, Many Stories

MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES A Multicultural Book Fair For Families & Educators Saturday, November 20th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Ongoing Breakwater School Gym 865 Brighton Ave., Portland Checks & Cash Only . . . . BROWSE & SHOP CHILDREN’S BOOKS (K-12) depicting the cultures of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as Asian American, African American, Native American, Latino American, Muslim American, and immigration books. . . . MEET AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR Charlotte Agell, the creator of the chapter book about a Chinese adoptee growing up in Maine, The...

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