Sun. 12/24: 9AM-6PM Mon. 12/25: Closed Sun. 12/31: 9AM-6PM Mon. 1/1: 10AM-6PM
Annie Bloom's Books welcomes local authors Anne Broyles and Elizabeth Rusch for an in-store event for their new children's nonfiction books.
Signed and personalized copies of both books are available to order! If you would like the copy personalized, please include the specific request (e.g., "please inscribe to Jane") in the Comments section of your order.
About I'm Gonna Paint: Ralph Fasanella, Artist of the People:
Born in 1914 New York City to Italian immigrants, Ralph's youth was one of dress factories, ice deliveries, union meetings, and Momma's stories of the Bread & Roses Strike around the dinner table. By teaching himself how to paint, Ralph discovered a new way to reach working people: he would depict their lives, their work, and American history with electric color at a grand scale. Focusing on themes of social justice, immigrant rights, labor rights, and the dignity of working people, I'm Gonna Paint inspires to give a new generation the confidence to continue the fight for better working conditions.
Anne Broyles is a world traveler, vegan cook, hiker, art lover, avid reader, and children’s book author. Her published books for children include Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast, Arturo and the Navidad Birds, Priscilla and the Hollyhocks, and Shy Mama's Halloween, which have won International Latino Book Awards, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, and Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. Anne is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. She lives in Portland, Oregon, in a multi-generational household that also includes three cats and a dog named Clover.
About The Twenty-One: The True Story of the Youth Who Sued the U.S. Government Over Climate Change:
Compelling and timely, award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch's The Twenty-One tells the gripping inside story of the ongoing landmark federal climate change lawsuit, Juliana vs. United States of America. This gripping legal and environmental thriller tells the story of twenty-one young people and their ongoing case against the U.S. government for denying their constitutional right to life and liberty. A rich, informative, and multifaceted read, The Twenty-One stars the young plaintiffs and their attorneys; illuminates the workings of the United States's judicial system and the relationship between government, citizens' rights, and the environment; and asks readers to think deeply about the future of our planet.
Elizabeth Rusch is the author of You Call This Democracy?, a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, and more than a dozen acclaimed children’s books, including picture books, middle grade, fiction, nonfiction, and a graphic novel. In a starred review, Kirkus called her book The 21: The True Story of the Youth Who Sued the U.S. Government Over Climate Change a "nail-biting account of a still-unresolved landmark case." She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.