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A Morning of Compassionate Children’s Literature
with Farm Sanctuary at the Community Bookstore of Park Slope
BROOKLYN, NY (October 9, 2010)—The Community Bookstore of Park Slope is pleased to host “A Morning of Compassionate Children’s Literature with Farm Sanctuary.” The event takes place Sunday, October 17th at 11am and is free and open to the public. (Address: 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY—between Carroll Street and Garfield Street).
The event will feature readings of two new books for children inspired by the animals of Farm Sanctuary (www.farmsanctuary.org
), the national farm animal rescue and advocacy organization with shelters in Orland, CA. and Watkins Glen, NY. Maya Gottfried, author of Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary
) will read and sign copies of her book, which celebrates the sanctuary’s animal residents in poems and paintings. Farm Sanctuary’s Calla Wright will be reading Granny Gomez & Jigsaw
, by Deborah Underwood, which was inspired by one of Farm Sanctuary’s resident pigs, and is a fun story that inspires compassion towards animals.
“A Morning of Compassionate Literature with Farm Sanctuary” presents books that treat animals as our friends, inspiring compassion and love instead of placing animals in a setting in which they only exist to serve us humans. Without being heavy handed, Granny Gomez & Jigsaw and Our Farm avoid the typical farm setting and embrace animals as the individuals that they are, presenting them to children in a fun and engaging manner.
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