Have you picked up one of the Pierce County READS titles yet?
Every year, the Pierce County Library system chooses a great book for everyone to read together and hosts an awesome series of FREE events in conjunction with the title.
This year’s featured author is Sherman Alexie.
Here’s more from our friends at PCL (Be sure to read the whole post for information on kids’ activities)!
Sherman Alexie’s portrayals of modern life as a Native American invite a wide range of reactions—laughter, sadness, anger, wonder, disbelief and consternation among them. An outspoken poet, novelist and screenwriter, Alexie is the featured author of the 9th annual Pierce County READS.
Pierce County READS encourages everyone to read the same book at the same time and then come together to talk about it. This year, instead of one book, we’re reading and discussing a spectrum of Alexie’s work with four signature events held at notable locations throughout the county and a slate of great events for all ages.
Now, much of Sherman Alexie’s works are not for young children. But, The Absolutely True Story Of A Part-Time Indian is an important and provocative young adult title for your teen readers. This would be a great time to read it as a family, when you have access to so many resources and a chance to meet the author. If you’re homeschooling a teen (or know someone who is), this is a great opportunity.
Sherman Alexie also has a new picture book for children coming out, and Pierce County Reads participants will get a sneak peek at it during special story times.
Read on for more about those as well as other special happenings planned for your kiddos! The puppet show is an especially great opportunity for your elementary aged kiddos who have recently studied Native American cultures. Be sure to mark your calendar and pass it on!
- NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES FOR CHILDREN
March 28-April 1
Throughout the week, advance copies of Sherman Alexie’s forthcoming picture book, “Thunder Boy Jr.,” and other age-appropriate Native American books will be read during Story Time sessions at all Pierce County Libraries. See the library calendar for times at a branch near you.
- ALL AGES PUPPET SHOW
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sumner Pierce County Library 1116 Fryar Ave. 98390 • 253-548-3306
See what happens when Raven steals the sun in this children’s puppet show based on the Caldecott Award-winning picture book by Gerald McDermott. Craft activities follow each performance. All ages.
Disclosure: We are VERY proud of our partnership with the Pierce County Library System, and we love it when you mention Sounds Fun Mom when you attend library events.