Tuesday, November 20, 2007


My year long One City/One Glendale...for younger readers culminated last Thursday night and was a resounding success.
Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery award-winning author of Weedflower and local author Naomi Hirohara were there to lead a community discussion about the book to an audience of almost 200 children, parents and guests.

Cynthia readily agreed to participating in this event which was a nice coup but there were so many obstacles to overcome that this was a real endurance event. Children's events and services usually take a backseat to those for adults and this was no
exception in the minds of the coordinators of the adult event held
the previous week.

This event's attendance and all-around success did blow them out of the water and clearly indicates the need for this type of program for children in our community. They truly outshone the adults in the depth of questions they posed to the author and were thrilled have the chance to get their personal copy of the book signed by "someone famous."

Programming is over for the year--yeah!!

On a personal note, my son-in-law, Edgar Arceneaux, just won a very prestigious grant with an enormous cash award attached. If you are in reach of a Sunday edition of the Los Angeles or New York times there is a full page ad in the first section, check it out!

To keep my limited sanity in check I have been spinning like a fool on the new wheel. Pictures to follow.

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At 7:22 PM, Blogger fluffbuff said...

Congratulations on surviving programming and all the other work related stuff. And big congratulations to your son-in-law. That is a big accomplishment.


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