Author Christine Leronimo to Visit GPA

Author Christine Leronimo to Visit GPA

West Jersey Reading Council will host an author visit at Garfield Park Academy on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Christine Ieronimo will speak about her book, A Thirst for Home – A Story of Water Across the World.

Thirst for Water cover - by Christine IeronimoA first-time author, Ieronimo draws on her personal experience traveling to Ethiopia to adopt her daughter, telling a story that aims to draw attention to the need for access to clean water. An Ethiopian girl named Alemitu narrates, describing arduous trips to a watering hole with her emaye (mother) and obliquely referencing her near-constant hunger, described as a lion in her belly. In America, Alemitu takes the name Eva, as she gains a large adoptive family and access to food, water, clothing, and an education. Eric Velasquez’s mixed-media paintings illustrate the book, providing lush realism for the story.

Where: Garfield Park Academy, Willingboro, New Jersey
When: February 16, 4:30 – 6:30 pm (Snow date, Thursday, February 23, 2017)
What: Ticket price $20 – includes a signed, hardcover copy of A Thirst for Home, A Story of Water Across the World.

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