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Oct 14th, 11AM Storytime @Books Are Magic

Dear Friends,

Books Are Magic, located at 225 Smith Street, donated 30 books to PS32 signed by the author Roda Ahmed. They are having an event this Sunday. Please attend if you are able to.

Mae Among The Stars by Roda Ahmed

Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Sunday October 14 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Storytime with Roda Ahmed: Mae Among the Stars

When Mae Jemison was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. She wanted to be an astronaut. Her mom told her, “If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents’ encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space.

This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination. A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts!

Author, Roda Ahmed

Roda Ahmed is a Norwegian author and columnist born in Hargeisa, Somalia. Roda is the bestselling author ofForberedelsen (The Preparations). Mae Among the Stars is her first children’s book. She can speak five languages: Somali, Arabic, Norwegian, English, and French. Roda lives in LA with her husband and two children.

This event is free and family-friendly! Let us know you’re coming on Facebook. 


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