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January 9, 2020

Raising Readers: Picture Book Selection Potluck

Parents and caregivers of young children are invited to join Trying Together for two sessions to review, discuss, and choose quality picture books!

About

By participating, parents and caregivers will help Trying Together select which picture books will be read during the upcoming Raising Readers Together Club series. This is a potluck event, so main course or side dishes are appreciated. Trying Together will provide dessert.

The Spring 2020 Raising Readers Together Club series will run February 6–March 26, 2020 on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at The Homewood Early Learning Hub and is suitable for children ages five and younger.

More Information

For questions, contact Cynthia Battle at cynthia@tryingtogether.org or 412.567.1304.

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December 12, 2019

Raising Readers: Picture Book Selection Potluck

Parents and caregivers of young children are invited to join Trying Together for two sessions to review, discuss, and choose quality picture books!

About

By participating, parents and caregivers will help Trying Together select which picture books will be read during the upcoming Raising Readers Together Club series. This is a potluck event, so main course or side dishes are appreciated. Trying Together will provide dessert.

The Spring 2020 Raising Readers Together Club series will run February 6–March 26, 2020 on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at The Homewood Early Learning Hub and is suitable for children ages five and younger.

More Information

For questions, contact Cynthia Battle at cynthia@tryingtogether.org or 412.567.1304.

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November 7, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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October 31, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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October 24, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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October 17, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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October 10, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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October 7, 2019

Raising Readers Tweens & Teens Meet Author Jewell Parker Rhodes

This October, tweens and teens from Trying Together’s Raising Readers Together Club got a chance to meet “Ghost Boys” author, Jewell Parker Rhodes.

About

In the Spring of 2019, tweens and teens in Trying Together’s Raising Readers Club read “Ghost Boys,” a heartbreaking story about a twelve-year-old boy named Jerome. Weaving historical and socio-political elements into the story, the novel explores “the complexities of today’s world and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.”

Pittsburgh-native Jewell Parker Rhodes met with our Raising Readers tweens and teens early this month to autograph their books and answer questions about writing techniques. Running weekly, the Raising Readers Together Club explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading.

About the Author

After entering college as a dance major, Jewell Parker Rhodes discovered that there were novels written by African Americans, for African Americans, and from there, her writing career took flight. After publishing six novels for adults, two writing guides, and a memoir, Jewell continued on to publish five children’s books, including the New York Times bestseller and #1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick “Ghost Boys.” When she’s not writing, Jewell regularly visits schools to talk about her books with children and teaches writing at Arizona State University.

More Information

To learn more about Jewell Parker Rhodes, visit her website.

For more information on the Raising Readers Together Club, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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October 3, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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September 26, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club | Ages 0-5

The Raising Readers Together Club runs weekly and explores the importance of acceptance, equality, and tolerance through reading. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five and younger.

Raising Readers provides free books, discussion, food, songs, storytelling, and resources.

Fall 2019 Books:

    • September 19: You Hold Me Up
    • September 26: Sign Off
    • October 3: When Aidan Became a BrotherMommy’s Khimar
    • October 10: Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
    • October 17: Mixed: A Colorful Story
    • October 24: How Rocket Learned to Read
    • October 31: Pop Pop and Me*
    • November 7: Mary Had a Little Glam

*The October 31 Raising Readers Together Club session will be hosted at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood – 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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