Jana Locke Live at Stanley Marketplace

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Jana Locke to our Stanley Marketplace location on August 27th at 2:00pm! She will be hosting a special storytime for her book, Vote for Turtle! This event is free to the public and no ticket is required for entry.



When turtle-loving Ella learns about state symbols, she knows right away that one is missing. “We need a state reptile!” she announces to her class. Ella and her class journey through the civic process of creating a new state law, learning a whole lot about turtles along the way. Based on true stories of elementary students initiating state symbols, Vote for Turtle shows how kids can engage in democracy and make a difference. With additional activities for learning and exploration, this story is the perfect companion to elementary school social studies curricula.


Jana Locke is passionate about public service, and she has worked in government for over twenty years, including time as a presidential management fellow. Bitten by the political bug early in life, Jana is excited to share the power of civic participation with kids. Her parents showed her how persistent and persuasive individuals can make an impact in the world, and she hopes this story passes that lesson on. Jana lives with her husband, two children, two cats and a dog in Denver. Oh, and she loves turtles!

Vote for Turtle By Jana Locke, Summer Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jana Locke, Summer Morrison (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781645385424
Availability: Click for Store Availability
Published: Orange Hat Publishing - June 6th, 2023

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Location: Stanley Marketplace