This summer... Let Kindness Take Flight
Dorset Theatre Festival in collaboration with Northshire Bookstore and Southern Vermont Art Center welcome all local youth for the Flight of the Puffin Summer Reading Adventure featuring award winning children’s book author- Ann Braden
FREE KICK OFF EVENT with the author on Friday June 18th at Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester VT at 3pm
Northshire Bookstore will be on hand with copies for sale and personalization by the author.
FREE REGISTRATION for this 4 week Summer Reading Adventure Club includes:
Kick Off Event with the author on June 18th at 3 pm Outdoors at SVAC
Puffins Unite Postcard Packet and Puffins Unite Starter Address Kit
Links to Flight of the Puffin Chapter Read Aloud Videos by the author Ann Braden
Discussion and activity ideas to do with your friends and family
Puffin Celebration Event 4 weeks later on July 18th at 3 pm featuring a return visit from Ann Braden for our PuffinsUnite Celebration where you can share your Puffin stories!
A Special Treat for all who complete their reading from Mother Myrick’s Confectionary in Manchester VT
About Flight of the Puffin
One small act of kindness ripples out to connect four kids in this stirring novel by the author of the beloved The Benefits of Being an Octopus.
Libby comes from a long line of bullies. She wants to be different, but sometimes that doesn’t work out. To bolster herself, she makes a card with the message You are amazing. That card sets off a chain reaction that ends up making a difference in the lives of some kids who could also use a boost—be it from dealing with bullies, unaccepting families, or the hole that grief leaves. Receiving an encouraging message helps each kid summon up the thing they need most, whether it’s bravery, empathy, or understanding. Because it helps them realize they matter—and that they're not flying solo anymore.
About the author:
Ann Braden writes books about kids trying to stand up for themselves even when life is hard. Her newest middle grade novel Flight of the Puffin prompted a coast-to-coast read aloud with over 30,000 readers in over 700 locations nationwide taking part. Her debut novel The Benefits of Being an Octopus was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2018 and has appeared on more than a dozen state lists. Ann founded the Local Love Brigade, which sends love postcards to those who are facing hate. She also founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group focused on championing the common ground on the issue of guns in Vermont, which helped pass landmark gun violence prevention legislation. Previously a middle school teacher, Ann lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two kids, and two insatiable cats.