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Keene - Sandra Neil Wallace signing "Between the Lines"

We are excited to have Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace join us for a second signing of their book, First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great!
The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements, and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place. Perhaps after reading their stories, you will be inspired to make the world a better place, too
Sandra will also be signing and discussing her latest book, Between the Lines, illustrated by Brian Collier, which recently won the 2019 Orbis Pictus Award and is a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book!
The pursuit of dreams and the resilience of the human spirit shine in this illustrated biography of one of the world's greatest sports artists. Growing up in the segregated south, Ernie Barnes loved to draw and rarely left home without his sketchbook. Shy, quiet, and often picked on, Barnes found his voice by painting what he observed in his surroundings. When he grew to be six foot three, he was recruited for the high school football team. Barnes would go on to make the NFL, play for the Colts, and paint his first football painting, The Bench. After leaving football for good, his professional dream was fully realized when he was invited to become the official artist for the American Football League: "When I became an athlete, I didn't stop being an artist."
Investigative journalists Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace are award-winning nonfiction authors of books for young readers like Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights and Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story. Sandra is a former news anchor and ESPN sportscaster. The daughter of a refugee, she became a US citizen in 2016. Rich has written dozens of award-winning novels and was a longtime senior editor at Highlights magazine. Both Sandra and Rich are members of the advisory council for the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College and are members of the Keene Immigrant and Refugee Partnership. They live in New Hampshire
Event date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
12 Emerald Street
The Corner of Main and Emerald
Keene, NH 03431
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481443876
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 23rd, 2018

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316515245
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

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