Amy Meadows, award-winning local author of Emma’s American Chinese New Year, will speak on the Chinese New Year at Peerless Book Store on Sat. Feb. 23 at 1:30 pm.
Emma’s American Chinese New Year is
a picture book about a little girl who was adopted from China by parents in the U.S. and is celebrating Chinese New Year with her family. Children will learn about the foods eaten, gifts given and activities enjoyed as they mark the
holiday in the U.S. Chinese New Year is celebrated from Feb. 9-24 and heralds the Year of the Snake.
Children will also make a Chinese lantern which they can take home, along with a Chinese New Year’s treat. The
multicultural event will include a discussion to find out if the children know anyone who is from another country and to locate the place on a large map.
Emma’s American Chinese New Year won a bronze medal from the 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Awards, “celebrating youthful curiosity, discovery and learning through books and reading.” This is Amy’s first book (www.emmainamerica.com).
Both events are free and open to the public. Roswell Library is located at 115 Norcross St., Roswell, GA 30075. The phone is 770-640-3075. Peerless Book Store is at 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022 (www.peerlessbookstore.com). The phone is 770-650-7323.
Amy Meadows is a freelance writer and busy mother of two youngsters. She and her family live in Canton, GA.