Author James Howe to Visit Redwood Day, November 30

October 31, 2011 - 9:00pm

James Howe, acclaimed author of over 80 books for young readers, including The Misfits, Bunnicula and its sequels, and the Pinky and Rex chapter book series will visit Redwood Day School on November 30, 2011 for a full-day of presentations to faculty, staff, and students from kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as an evening book talk and signing for parents, guardians, and friends of the school. The evening event for adults will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (hospitality from 5:30-6:00) in the Middle School multi-purpose room. Admission is free; childcare is available upon request with your online RSVP. Favorite James Howe titles can be pre-ordered for autographing at the event by returning the pre-order form to RDS by November 22.

In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country and inspired the national  No Name-Calling Week movement. All students in grades five through eight read the book at Redwood Day this fall and participated in insightful, guided discussions about its themes. RDS faculty, staff, and administration also read the book as their "one book" summer reading title. Howe's many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself.

All parents, guardians, and friends of the Redwood Day community are invited to this free event co-sponsored by Redwood Day School, the Redwood Day School Parents' and Guardian's Association, and the RDSPGA Prism diversity committee.

For additional information about James Howe's visit to Redwood Day School, please contact RDS librarian Jennifer Ammenti at 510.534.0804, extension 301.