Jewell Parker Rhodes
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, February 9. (Jewell will visit two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your preference.)
Jewell Parker Rhodes
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award-winning writer and acclaimed educator and speaker. She is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, and Bayou Magic. She has also written many award-winning books for adults.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Towers Falling
From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary School and Middle School; grades 4-7
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!
Jewell has a PowerPoint presentation WITH SOUND. She'll need a projector, projector screen, speakers for the projector, and a microphone. And a bottle of water.
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Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Jewell's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-jewell-parker-rhodes Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.