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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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August 22, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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August 15, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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August 8, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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August 1, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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July 25, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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July 18, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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July 11, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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June 27, 2019

Raising Readers Together

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.

Summer 2019 Books:

  • June 27: Puppy Truck
  • July 11: Baby Moon
  • July 18: Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
  • July 25: If You Give A Mouse An iPhone
  • August 1: The New Girl . . . and Me
  • August 8: My Pen
  • August 15: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
  • August 22: My Daddy Rules the World

Questions

For questions or more information, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.421.3889 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

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May 22, 2019

2019 PA Community Alliance Summit

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression.

About the Summit

Oppression affects many of us, for different socially constructed reasons: racism, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability, economics, rural/urban location, religion, and so much more. Although our discrimination experiences may be different, we can be a valuable support and resource to each other in our struggles for equality, inclusion, and social justice.

Join the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council on May 21 and 22 to participate in the discussion. This year, the Summit will focus on the goal of meeting and engaging new potential allies, stimulating learning from one another, and exploring opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

Download the Summit agenda.

Registration

Registration is free and may be accessed via the event page. Availability is on a first come first serve basis.

More information on the event, hotel accommodations, travel, and more can be found on the event page.

Questions

For questions, contact Dana Thompson at 717.214.8103 or danathomps@pa.gov.