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Local author Judith Sower will be at the Huntsville Public Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 21, to make a special presentation of her current children’s book – Tashka to the Rescue: A story about coping with prejudice.
Sower, President of the Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, has authored several books. This latest book is the second in the Tashka series. It recounts how a grandfather helps his grandson, who is being bullied because he is an American Indian. The grandfather helps his grandson through the recounting of a story about Tashka, a dog who was once bullied by a kid just because she was a German Shepherd.
The story provides comfort for children who is being bullied today. Five words in the Choctaw language are also introduced in the story, and the book includes an explanation of the government certification of "Degree of Indian Blood."
Sower will begin by telling the children the story of how Tashka got her name and a little bit about herself. After reading Tashka to the Rescue, Sower will explain how the bow drill makes fire by using friction.
Sower is a former Master Teacher in Residence and lecturer in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations at SHSU
The presentation will take place in the Children's Room of the Library. For more information, call 936-291-5472.