Hosea Plays On
Available January 7, 2020, Sterling Children’s Publishing
Rain or shine and with his saxophone case in hand, Hosea rides the bus to the City of Rochester Public Market. Joyfully, he plays for everyone there, but especially for the children. Today, will he earn enough money to surprise one special child?
This heartwarming story depicts a day in the life of Hosea Missouri Taylor, Jr., whose kindness and passion for music touched the lives of countless people in his community of Rochester, New York, and whose generosity and joy will continue to inspire countless others.
Our Writer-in-Residence, Kathleen Blasi, delivered material to our students in a way that got them excited to write! She broke down her writing process, so that by the end, the students had a piece of writing to be proud of. I cannot say enough good things about Kathleen as a presenter, an example, and a teacher.
– Stephen Baker, Teacher, Warsaw (New York) Elementary School
October 26, 2019
School 50 • Rochester, NY
As part of the Rochester Children’s Book Festival’s outreach program – Festival-to-Go – Kathleen will visit with 1st graders to chat about where stories come from and to read aloud from her new picture book.
November 2, 2019
Rochester Children's Book Festival • Rochester, NY
Join Kathleen and more than 50 authors and illustrators at
Monroe Community College
for one of the most beloved book festivals in the country. Now in its 23rd year, RCBF celebrates literature and literacy! At 1:15, Kathleen will present “Stop, Look, Listen…and Write!”
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