Thursday, October 24, 2013

Event Photo Report: One Book, One San Diego (for Kids!)

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

I'm in San Diego, celebrating my first book, Jingle Dancer, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying Hwa-Hu (Morrow/HarperCollins, 2000) in conjunction with One Book, One San Diego (For Kids!). The school-and-library programs consisted of author talk, reading, and performances by the Soaring Eagle Dancers.

Huge thanks to Clare at KPBS & everyone with One Book, One San Diego!

Huge thanks to Sam Bond, for coordinating my author photo on the fly!
New San Diego Central Library (thank you, children's librarian, Bill!)

Welcome to the YA section (sort of!)

Scribbled on the shelves

The YA section

On the 9th floor with Greg Leitich Smith

Soaring Eagle (jingle) Dancers

Soaring Eagle Dancers

Soaring Eagle (grass) Dancers

Soaring Eagle Dancers
Thank you, Rosa Parks Elementary!

At Rosa Parks Elementary
Soaring Eagle (shawl) Dancers -- bravo & thank you to the whole troop!

Thank you, Lemon Grove Branch Library

Can't resist one more dance photo!

Hooray! Thank you, San Diego!


Anonymous said...

Keeping traditions alive, fostering cultures that are on the edge of forgetting the great knowledge they possess - kudos to you Cynthia for reminding us all to remember where we come from! Beautiful book, beautiful story, beautiful ceremony...

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thanks, Donna. I had a lovely week.