Parent Author Event with Blue Balliett
Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Downers Grove, IL
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As part of the PTA's annual Author Fest, best-selling children's book author, Blue Balliett, will talk to parents about making reading exciting and building on childrens' school reading in her presentation titled
"Reading and Education: The Home Connection."
This is a parents-only event. Click here for more information about this event and the Author Fest Book Sale & Signing on Friday, April 12th, which is open to families.
Blue Balliett's first book, Chasing Vermeer, was a New York Times bestseller and Edgar Allen winner, and won the Chicago Tribune Prize for Young Adult Fiction. It has now been translated into over thirty-five languages. The highly anticipated sequel, The Wright 3, was also an immediate New York Times bestseller and international success, and was featured on NBC's Today Show. Her third book about Calder and Petra, The Calder Game, was featured on ABC's Good Morning America as a "sizzling summer read," and was a Publishers Weekly bestseller. In her latest book, The Danger Box, Balliett introduces readers to a new cast of characters, and a new kind of mystery.
Blue Balliett grew up in New York City and studied art history at Brown University. Balliett and her family now live in Chicago, within walking distance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. She taught at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools before becoming a full-time writer.
Ms. Balliett's books will be available for purchase at this event through our partnership with Anderson's Bookshop.
When & Where
Downers Grove Area Council of PTAs
The Downers Grove Area Council of PTAs is comprised of 15 local PTA units from schools in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 and Darien School District 61. A member of Illinois PTA District 30 and the DuPage East Region, the Downers Grove Area Council serves as a link to the larger PTA organization and to the school districts' administrations. We provide support to our local units, foster the exchange of ideas and resources among unit leaders, and plan educational and enrichment programs for students and parents of the schools we serve.