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Colleagues,

   I don't usually do this, but a local author dropped by and her book
looks interesting and is getting good reviews.  Katie Quirk, an author
living in Orono, has expressed interest in visiting schools and
libraries to meet with young readers around Maine to talk about her
middle-grade novel, A Girl Called Problem. The novel, which recently
received a starred Kirkus review and comes out this April, is set in
East Africa and is about a girl whose name means "problem" in Swahili. 

   Katie previously taught middle school and loves working with young
teens. An author visit could include discussing the historical and
cultural context of the book, trying on Tanzanian clothes, practicing
counting or greetings in Swahili, looking at some of Katie's videos or
photos from Tanzania, or practicing some creative writing. Katie is also
open to the idea of skype meetings with book clubs. Feel free to email
Katie ([log in to unmask]) or to visit her website: katie-quirk.com.

 

 

Barbara A. McDade

Director

Bangor Public Library

145 Harlow St

Bangor, ME 04401

http://www.bpl.lib.me.us

(207) 947-8336

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