Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 pm, Seedfolks author Paul Fleischman will be giving a talk in the University Hall Theatre.
Copies of the book are available in the Library’s Children’s Materials (Lower Level), as is a Teacher’s Guide (In process, will be located in Children’s Materials at 371.3078 M353s 2007 7-8T)
Paul Fleischman’s novels, poetry, picture books, and nonfiction are known for their breadth and innovation. He received the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices (Library Children’s Materials 811.54 Flei), a Newbery Honor for Graven Images (Fic Flei), and was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout (Fic Flei). His book Seedfolks has been used in citywide reads across the country. In 2012 he was the United States’ nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of his work. His most recent book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines (363.7 Flei), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA. www.paulfleischman.net.
The Seedfolks book was used as a common read in the Bayh College of Education last semester. Our Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement Task Force picked the book for its rich possibilities for discussion on issues of diversity, community, and inclusion.