Tuesday, January 8, 2013

LEAVING GEE'S BEND is the BIG READ in Como, MS!

So many exciting and unexpected things have happened since little Ludelphia made her way into the world, and this has got to be one of the very best:

LEAVING GEE'S BEND was selected as the BIG READ in Como, Mississippi. That means the whole community is encouraged to read the book, and the library has arranged related programming, including a visit with me at First Regional Library on Friday, February 8. (Hi Judy! Hi Alice!)

And check this out: to advertise, they've put up posters around town of people reading the book! I. Love. It.













Thank you, Como! I can't wait to meet all of you!!!

10 comments:

  1. It's like a huge hug for you and your book, Irene! Imagine, a whole town! Congratulations. I know you must be looking forward to your visit, too.

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    1. That's exactly what it's like, Linda! Thank you. xo

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  2. That is so amazing! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! Happy 2013 to you. xo

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  3. I am so going to read this book asap. Congratulations to you, Irene. This is wonderful. Love the pictures. Love how you have touched so many. It was great meeting you at the poetry session at NCTE. I hope our paths will cross again soon. Will you be at IRA.
    Janet F.

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    1. Thank you, Janet - great to meet you as well. I will NOT be at IRA. :( You'll just have to enjoy all the poetic goodness for me! Thanks so much for stopping by. xo

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  4. Huge congratulations, Irene! This is wonderful! I am happy for you and proud of you.

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  5. That's awesome. I knew it should woulda be a best read for everyone!

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  6. Wow! This is fantastic! Congratulations. A fabulous book. I had my mom read it after me- she's a quilter so that aspect of the story really appealed to her.

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  7. What a dream come true this must be for you! Congratulations many times over!

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