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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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March 28, 2019

Raising Readers Together Club

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.

For children age six and older, see our Wednesday sessions at Willie Tee’s Barbershop.

Winter 2019 Books:

  • Word Play by Adam Lehrhaupt | February 7
  • My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith | February 14
  • Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney | February 21
  • Unplugged by Steven Antony | February 28
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold | March 7
  • Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai | March 14
  • The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark | March 21
  • Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg | March 28

Raising Readers provides free:

  • books
  • discussion
  • food
  • songs
  • storytelling
  • resources

Questions

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

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