Join us for a singalong, reading & signing with Leda Schubert to celebrate the release of her newest picture book, Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing, about her hero Pete Seeger. (Illustrated by Raul Colon, Roaring Brook Press, June 2017).
10:30 AM reading, Q&A, and music. 11:00 AM cake & book signing.
Listen to Leda talk about Pete Seeger and her book on The Rick Smith Show:
Excerpt from the Book:
There was nobody like Pete Seeger.
Wherever he went, he got people singing.
With his head thrown back
and his Adam’s apple bouncing,
picking his long-necked banjo
or strumming his twelve-string guitar,
Pete sang old songs,
old songs with new words,
and songs he made up.
In front of crowds large and small, he’d raise his arm.
“Basses, here’s your part,” he’d say.
“Tenors, sopranos, altos, here’s yours.”
Four-part harmony would rise to the rafters,
and drift to the stars.
“Participation. That’s what’s gonna save the human race,” he said.
About the Author
Leda Schubert is the author of several books for children, including Ballet of the Elephants, Here Comes Darrell, Winnie Plays Ball, Winnie All Day Long, The Princess of Borscht, and her latest book, Monsieur Marceau. Leda previously taught at Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She lives in Plainfield, VT with her dogs. Visit her website at ledaschubert.com.