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Story Time with Special Guest Author NANCY CHURNIN

Nancy Churnin

Join us for two special Story Times to celebrate our 2nd birthday! Special guest author Nancy Churnin will be doing readings and activities at two separate times during the day with her wonderful books

11:00 MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN and IRVING BERLIN: THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING

2:00 THE WILLIAM HOY STORY and MARTIN & ANNE: THE KINDRED SPIRITS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND ANNE FRANK.

MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN: Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough.

IRVING BERLIN: THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING: Irving Berlin came to the United States as a refugee from Tsarist Russia, escaping a pogrom that destroyed his village. Growing up on the streets of the lower East Side, the rhythms of jazz and blues inspired his own song-writing career. Starting with his first big hit, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Berlin created the soundtrack for American life with his catchy tunes and irresistible lyrics. With “God Bless America,” he sang his thanks to the country which had given him a home and a chance to express his creative vision.

THE WILLIAM HOY STORY: All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires’ calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William “Dummy” Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!

MARTIN & ANNE: THE KINDRED SPIRITS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND ANNE FRANK: Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the story of their parallel journeys to find hope in darkness and to follow their dreams.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy Churnin made her picture book debut with The William Hoy Story, How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game. Nancy is the theater critic for The Dallas Morning News and grew up in New York City going to Broadway shows and Yankee games. She graduated from Harvard University cum laude and has a masters in journalism from Columbia University. She is raising four boys and two cats with her husband, Dallas Morning News arts writer Michael Granberry.

Saturday, July 13th, 11:00AM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
Manjhi Moves a Mountain Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Creston Books - September 10th, 2017

Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, James Rey Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Creston Books - May 1st, 2018

The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, Jez Tuya (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807591925
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2016

Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, Yevgenia Nayberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547538
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Creston Books - March 5th, 2019