Parents are welcome to attend a presentation by Linda Sue Park about picture books and global mindedness in the auditorium on Wednesday April 3 at 10:30am.  Please join us afterwards for coffee and conversation in the library.

Date: 3-Apr-19
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium & Library
Audience: AC Community
Translation Provided: No
Childcare Provided: No

The Giving Tree Bookstore will be selling books by Linda Sue Park in the lobby of the auditorium from 8:00-4:00 on Monday April 1.  Titles and prices are listed below.  Buy a book on Monday and have Linda Sue Park personalize your copy!


A Long Walk to Water $10.20
A Single Shard   $10.20
Xander's Panda Party  $10.20\
39 Clues Trust No One   $16.45
39 Clues Aviso de Tormenta   $16.95
El Aprendiz   $22.95   




This year, Academia Cotopaxi students are discovering ways to be more global-minded citizens through service opportunities, classroom activities and reading about important social issues.  As part of this initiative, we have invited children's book author Linda Sue Park to speak to us about gaining empathy through literature.

Linda Sue Park is internationally recognized for her picture books, poetry and fantasy novels, as well as her moving historical fiction; stories that help readers better understand differences and struggles between people in the world around us.  Linda Sue Park is the recipient of many literary honors, including the prestigious 2002 Newbery Award.

Novel studies of her books A Long Walk to Water and When My Name Was Keoko were conducted in grades 4, 5, 7 and 10, and her picture books were read in all elementary classes.  The reading complemented units of study in water use, social issues, research and citing evidence, and writing for purpose and audience.  

Linda Sue Park's Ted Talk: "Can A Children's Book Change The World?"