"Growing Season" Author/Illustrator Visit

April 20, 2019 – 10:30 am

Maryann Cocca-Leffler, local author/illustrator, will be joining us on Saturday, April 20th, at 10:30am to celebrate the release of her new picture book, Growing Season, and Earth Day!  Maryann will read to us, lead us in a planting activity, and sign books.  This event is sure to be fun for the whole family!

As a child, Maryann liked to draw and paint.  When she was in 4th grade she knew what she wanted to be – an artist!  Maryann has since created over 50 children’s books, many of them based on her and her family.  Titles include, Bus Route to Boston, Wednesday is Spaghetti Day, JANINE, and JANINE and the Field Day Finish.   Maryann’s JANINE books are based on one of her daughters with disabilities.  To encourage respect, inclusion, and acceptance, this mother and daughter team created a website, janinesparty.blogspot.com.

To find out even more about Maryann and her books, you can visit her website at www.maryanncoccaleffler.com.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, call 767-7660 x 3.