It's Book Season

Author Visits–Recap and Upcoming
Another successful week of author visits is in the books! Last week 1st and 2nd grade welcomed Tricia Elam Walker, who shared Nana Akua Goes to School. 6th and 7th grade enjoyed hearing from Veronica Chambers and Jennifer Harlan, co-authors of Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter. Chambers and Harlan are both best-selling authors and journalists for the New York Times, and this powerful book explores the history of the BLM movement through photographs, quotes, and text. You can watch a recording of their 6th and 7th grade Zoom session here.

Throughout these author visits, students have been engaged and asking thoughtful questions. The final two author visits will be Emma Otheguy who will visit 3rd grade on Tuesday, November 16, to present her book Silver Meadows Summer and share more about her work writing about Latin American history and Latine identity. And finally, on November 22, David Zirin will visit 8th grade to present his book The Kaepernick Effect—a book that explores a national movement of citizen-athletes fighting for racial justice.

It’s Almost Here!  
The moment you’ve been waiting for all book season long–the Virtual Book Fair! The Parents Association is partnering with Main Street Books to bring families a huge assortment of book titles to choose from. Start thinking about all those holiday gifts for the book lovers in your life. The online shop will open on Monday, November 15. You will receive information by email with a link to the site and instructions. Book Fair volunteers will set up a table near the front porch on Monday, November 15, and Wednesday, November 17, with lots of Book Fair information and copies of the books from our visiting authors (a limited quantity will be available for sale at the table). Get ready to shop and support our school’s PA! More information will come your way soon. Continue to visit the Book Fair Microsite for updates. Questions? Please contact Book Fair co-chairs Carolyn Foley, Alison Rose, or Danielle Felczak.

Virtual Cocktail Party and Literary Trivia Extravaganza!
It wouldn’t be book season at Cathedral without a spirited parent gathering to celebrate our love of books. Please save the date of Tuesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. for an hour-long, grown-up, Zoomtastic time with trivia, fun facts, literary “dish”, and a little friendly competition highlighting our knowledge about the Cathedral School Library. Hosted by 7th grade parents Rob Keefe and Martha Stolley, this is the Zoom party everyone will be talking about! (Zoom link to follow).
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