Sunday, September 8, 2013

Book Launch Party - Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Book Launch Party - Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

In September 2013, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, by Mount Vernon, Iowa resident Jacqueline Briggs Martin, was released by Readers to Eaters.  Our corridor community will be celebrating the book's release with two launch parties - one a traditional book store party and the second, a farm party.  Both parties will be an opportunity to meet the author, interact with other readers, and learn about farming in urban areas (and in Iowa).  A brown bag vegetable pick will be part of the farm party.  Keepsakes at each party, and much more.

For more about the book read Betsy Bird's review on the SLJ blog.

And visit the author's book page on her website.

Book Launch Parties - October 12 & 13, 2013


Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrated by Eric Shabazz Larkin. 
Readers to Eaters, 2013.

The Book Store Party
and the Farm Party

You're invited to BOTH parties - come to one or both.  All events are free and open to readers of all ages.  



October 12th, 2013 (Saturday)
Book Store Party
10:00 a.m. 

October 12, 2013 (Saturday): At the book store launch Jacqueline Briggs Martin will read from her new book and answer questions about Will Allen and how she came to write the book.  New Bo Books will make copies of the book available for purchase, and Jacqueline Briggs Martin will autograph books that you purchase.  Keepsake for every attendee, including an invite to the farm party on the following day.  Everyone welcome and the event is free.
New Bo Books • 1105 3rd St SE • Cedar Rapids, IA 52401• phone:(319) 247-2665  

October 13th, 2013 (Sunday)
Farm Party
2-4 p.m.

Farm Party - October 13, 2013 (Sunday):  Jacqueline Briggs Martin and farmer Laura Krouse invite readers of all ages to visit Abbe Hill Farms, near Mount Vernon to hear Jacqueline Briggs Martin read from her new book.  A "Brown Bag Vegetable Pick" will follow the book reading.   Each attendee will be provided a brown bag and invited to pick vegetables from the farm's gardens.  Jacqueline Briggs Martin will autograph books that you purchase. Popcorn and cider.  Conversation and information about farming in the country and in urban settings, books and writing.  Everyone welcome and the event is free.  The Bookhouse (Marion, Iowa) will have Jackie's books available for purchase -- and of course, Jackie will autograph any books purchased.

Abbe Hills Farm is located at 825 Abbe Hills Road • Mount Vernon, IA 52314 • phone: (319) 895-6924.  For specific driving directions go to 

McBookwords arranges appearances by authors/illustrators in libraries, school, other literature forums.  We are now booking Jacqueline's appearances for 2013-2014, and in addition McBookwords has a dozen or more authors that speak with young readers.  If you would like to investigate having Jacqueline or any other author visit your school or library -- for an author appearance please contact us at McBookwords.  Each of these authors often speak  in schools with young readers, and at all types of groups that are interested in literacy and  books. 
Authors/illustrators can provide so much in terms of background and inspiration for reading and writing.