How to Launch a Book in Style
Eric-Shabazz Larkin has created a video and posted it on Vimeo. He takes viewers on a picture walk through the book and shares his thoughts about what he likes about the book and makes some comments about his own illustrations. You can view this video Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table - Book on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/70377470.
But back to the parties -- the first one was held on Saturday, October 13 and took place at the New Bo Bookstore in the New Bo District (The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
There were books and cake and interested young readers and many adults present -- all to cheer on the new book about a man who began a movement to farm in urban areas. He began his work in Milwaukee, and his daughter supervises another urban farm in Chicago. Allen has traveled across the country and to other countries to share his ideas. On this day, during this party, Jacqueline was able to talk to young readers (and their parents and friends) about this man through her book Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table.
Announcement of the parties: http://bit.ly/book_farm
Review by Betsy Bird on the SLJ blog: http://bit.ly/Fuse8_WillAllen
Jackie Martin's book page for Will Allen: http://www.jacquelinebriggsmartin.com/books/allen.html