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In-Store Reading: Trudy Ludwig: Brave Every Day
Annie Bloom's welcomes back Portland author Trudy Ludwig for an in-store reading from her new picture book, Brave Every Day. Trudy will be in conversation with fellow Portland author Susan Hill Long, as they discuss the topic: "Using Children’s Stories to Promote Emotional Resilience in Our Stress-filled World."
This in-store reading is first come, first served. Seating is limited. Please be mindful of any store health policies that might be in effect on the night of the reading.
Signed and personalized copies are available for pre-order! Include the name for personalization in the order notes; all orders without a name specified in the order notes will be signed only.
About Brave Every Day:
From social-emotional learning expert Trudy Ludwig and award-winning picture book illustrator Patrice Barton (co-creators of The Invisible Boy) comes a story about managing anxiety and finding the courage to stand up for yourself and others. Most kids love hide-and-seek, but Camila just wants to hide. Hiding is what she does best when she worries, and she worries a LOT.What if... I can’t... I’m scared! A class trip to the aquarium causes her worries to pile up like never before. But when an anxious classmate asks for help, Camila discovers that her heart is bigger than her fears.
Trudy Ludwig is a nationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning author of numerous children's books including The Invisible Boy, a School Library Journal Best Picture Books Selection and a recommended back-to-school book by USA Today and Scholastic Instructor. Her books and presentations help empower children to be kinder and more inclusive in their social world. Trudy has collaborated with leading experts and organizations including Sesame Workshop, International Bullying Prevention Association, Committee for Children, and ConnectSafely.org. Trudy's books have received numerous awards and citations including the M. Jerry Weiss Book Award, Victoria Soto Legacy Award, IBPA Gold Benjamin Franklin Award, NAPPA Gold Award, NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Books for Young People Selection, Junior Library Guild Selection, and more.
About The Care and Keeping of Freddie:
Susan Hill Long's sweet and funny middle grade novel is about a young girl, her pet bearded dragon, and the friends who make her summer one to remember. Georgia Weathers’s worry machine has been on full blast since her mom, Blythe, took off in Lyle Lenczycki’s blue sedan. Earlier that same day, Blythe gave Georgia a bearded dragon named Freddy. Georgia is convinced that if she loves Freddy enough, Blythe will come home. Georgia isn’t the only one with family predicaments. Her friend Maria Garcia’s parents have merrily moved out of the house and into a camper in the yard. Roland Park is the new boy in town. As a kid in the foster care system staying with the Farley family, he’s sure his stay is temporary. When the three friends discover an abandoned glass house in the forest, it becomes their secret hideout: a place all their own, free of parents and problems. But glass can be broken. When everything around them feels out of their control, the question becomes what can they hold on to? And what do they have to let go? It turns out, there are some things—and lizards—they can count on.
Susan Hill Long is the author of Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life; The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King, and a Pickpocket Squirrel; The Care and Keeping of Freddy; and Whistle in the Dark, which Publishers Weekly said “sings with graceful recurring motifs, true emotions, and devastating observations about the beauty that can be found in the darkest hours” in a starred review. It was named a best book of the year by Bank Street and Publishers Weekly. Susan lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.