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Word Up Book Release: Kiara and the Virus / Kiara y el virus

RSVP | via ZOOM | 10% off Kiara and the Virus / Kiara y el virus*

Dear Educators and Parents,

Please join us for a unique online book launch, Thursday, February 4, 2021, 4:30-5:30 pm celebrating the release of author Kianny Antigua’s latest children’s book, Kiara and the Virus / Kiara y el viruspublished by Sussman Education/Lightswitch Learning (lightswitchlearning.com).

Kiara and the Virus / Kiara y el virus is the second book in the series written by Kianny. The first book Greña / Crazy Hair won first place in the Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book category of the Latino Book Awards in 2018.

Kiara and The Virus / Kiara y el virus is a bilingual grades 1-6 book that engages young readers as it explores the challenges of being at home isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. With everyday routines disrupted, Kiara and her pet parrot Lulu discover new ways to support others during the crisis. In making the best of a very challenging situation, Kiara learns that each of us are heroes and that we all can develop empathy for others at home or in the community.

“This book offers a rich reading experience in which fundamental values such as equity, diversity, interaction, and expression at home shine.”
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Castle Village Events Committee Presents “In The Time of COVID”

The Castle Village Events Committee is honored to present Dr. Adam Jarrett, Chief Officer and Executive Vice President of Holy Name Medical Center, in a virtual presentation of his book, In The Time of COVID. There will be a short Q&A during the presentation.  The program is being presented identical on two dates: Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm and Sunday, January 31 at 5pm.

Word Up Book Talk: Fictions of America with Uli Baer and Smaran Dayal

RSVP | via ZOOM. Join us for a conversation about firstness, originality, and American literature in Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts with co-editors Ulrich Baer and Smaran Dayal. This event will be conducted in English.

Ulrich Baer holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Yale. A widely published author, he is University Professor at New York University, and has been awarded Guggenheim, Getty, and Alexander von Humboldt fellowships. He has written numerous books on poetry, photography and cultural politics, and edited and translated Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Dark Interval, Letters on Life, and Letters to a Young Poet. He hosts leading writers and artists to talk about big ideas and great books on the Think About It podcast. In the Warbler Press Contemplations series, he has
published: Nietzsche, Rilke, Dickinson, Wilde, and Shakespeare on Love.Smaran Dayal is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University, where he is writing a dissertation on Afrofuturist and postcolonial science fiction. He holds a B.A. in English and American Studies from the University of Freiburg, an M.A. in American Studies from the Humboldt University, Berlin, and an M.Phil. in Comparative Literature from New York University. He is the recipient of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Master’s Scholarship and the European Council’s Erasmus Mundus Fellowship. He is one of the co-organizers of the NYU Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium, and co-translator of the book The Queer Intersectional in Contemporary Germany.Súmanse para una conversación sobre Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts, co-editado por Ulrich Baer y Smaran Dayal. Este evento será en inglés.

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, Bill Gordh Presents Folktales from Around the World

Bill Gordh returns to Sugar Hill with banjo in hand to offer another program of interactive folktales from around the world.

  • Feegbah, the Pumpkin. In this West African folktale, a little boy finds a pointy stick and starts poking everything. The big pumpkin doesn’t like it and starts chasing him!

  • Tomorrow Monkeys (Brazil). A folktale about monkeys who just keep playing, though each night they decide that the next day they will build a house. This is retold with gestures that the children can join in and thus help tell the tale. 

  • Tree with a Door in It (Original) : A Story/Game Song that gets the children moving.

  • Raven Brings back the Sun (Innuit). An arctic tale of the trickster Raven on a quest to bring back the sun, moon and stars that were stolen by an evil wizard.

  • The Octopus (A Japanese Drawing Story). A drawing of a series of short songs become an Octopus.

  • Half a Blanket (Mexico) Parents learn from the compassion of their daughter about taking care of her grandfather.