Events & Author Visits

An image of Turtle Island from the book "If I Were a Person."

April 15, 2021 @ 9:30 am PDT  / 12:30 pm EDT

Virtual Author Visit: Courtney Defriend


We are all connected!

This very special virtual author visit will feature Courtney Defriend, Coast Salish author, and inspiration behind our Earth Day event series theme of We are All Connected.

Courtney will be joining us to read her book, If Instead of a Person.  This story imaginatively explores the wisdom to be learned from living as a tree. Using child-friendly rhyming verse, Courtney Defriend thoughtfully ponders a tree’s steadfast connection and vital contribution to life on earth. Reinforced by Terra Mar’s powerful illustrations, If Instead of a Person invites readers to become change agents that respect the interconnectedness of nature and humanity.

We are developing resources to help your learners dive deeper into this one, and explore the themes of our connections to each other and to nature.


About the Event: 

When: Thursday, April 15th @ 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST
Length: 45-60 Minutes
What: Virtual Author Visit with Courtney Defriend
Who:  Everyone Welcome – Designed for K-Grade 5
Curricular Connections: Language Arts, Science
Cost: FREE

Ticket Information: 

ZOOM MEETING ACCESS
Also includes Livestream Access and Learning Resources.

Reserve one ticket per class or family.
You will be prompted to select the number of individual devices connecting to the Zoom meeting.

LIVESTREAM & RESOURCE ACCESS
This option does not include Zoom Meeting access.

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