Book Beat and the Sierra Club present poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder at Book Beat on Saturday, March 12 from 1:00-4:00pm to celebrate the release of their latest collaboration, Among A Thousand Fireflies. Among A Thousand Fireflies is the follow up to their two previous critically-acclaimed collaborations: Step Gently Out and Sweep Up The Sun. They will be speaking and signing copies of their work.
In addition- to help highlight the need for protecting our local natural environment- Book Beat will be donating 20% of all customer purchases on March 12 directly to the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club. Join us to celebrate these two extraordinary artists and help protect our local natural community at the same time. Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Book Beat (248) 968-1190. Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237.
“In Frost and Lieder’s third exploration of tiny creatures taken for granted in the natural world (Sweep Up the Sun, 2015, etc.), they top themselves, lyrically centering on a firefly’s search for a mate. Again, Frost’s spare poem weds seamlessly with Lieder’s transfixing photography…Another thrilling collaboration, showing children of all ages that even Earth’s littlest creatures long for connection.” – Kirkus Reviews
Helen Frost is one of Book Beat’s favorite authors for young people and we are excited to share this event with the community. We encourage teachers, school, library, and mother-daughter book clubs to choose one of Helen’s titles for their February or March selection. A book club outing can be organized and readers will get a rare opportunity to meet the author. Book Beat offers discounts for bulk book club orders, please call (248) 968-1190 for more details. Click this link to Book Beat’s guide to more information for parents and teachers as to which titles may be most suitable for their readers.
Helen Frost is an award-winning poet- winner of the Women Poets Series Competition in 1993. She is also the recipient of the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award and the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award, from the Poetry Society of America, as well as winner of the Michael L. Printz Honor in 2004. She is the author of Crossing Stones, Diamond Willow, Hidden, and Keesha’s House, amongst many others.
Painter and photographer Rick Lieder’s art has appeared on award-winning novels ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series and Newbery Award-winning books for children. His work with Helen Frost- Step Gently Out and Sweep Up the Sun– has been cited by the American Library Association as a 2013 Notable Book and Kirkus Reviews as a Best Children’s Books of 2012. His fine art has been exhibited in galleries in the Midwest and Canada, and include painting, photography, and digital art. Visit his website here for more.
The Southeast MI Group (SEMG) of the Sierra Club is the local voice for the Sierra Club, our nation’s oldest, largest, & most influential grassroots environmental organization. SEMG’s 6,500 members work together to protect our communities and our planet. Visit their website here for more information.
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