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In-Person Event with John Schu/The Gift of Story

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In-Person Event with John Schu/The Gift of Story

Join Anderson’s bookshop for an in-person event and signing with John Schu to celebrate the release of The Gift of Story on Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm! After a short presentation, John will take audience questions, and then there will be a signing line with the opportunity to take a photo with the author.


This event will be held in our Naperville store, and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 

***This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Copies of the author’s latest book purchased elsewhere will not be allowed in the signing line. Registration is required regardless of your ticket choice.***


More About the Book

The Gift of Story: Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life, by John Schu (affectionately known as "Mr. Schu" all over reading communities), invites readers to consider literacy beyond its academic benefits and explore how universal truths found in stories can change us, inspire us, connect us to others, answer our deepest questions, and even help us heal along the way. Using his experience as a teacher, librarian, book lover, and story ambassador, Mr. Schu asks readers to reflect on what it means to share their hearts through stories and how it can connect us to individuals and learning communities.

The Gift of Story is presented through a study of five affective elements: Healer, Inspiration, Clarifier, Compassion, and Connector.  Along the way, readers will encounter insightful contributions from educators, children’s writers, and illustrators, as well as recommendations for sharing the gift of story with learning communities including: treasured book suggestions that stir reflection, engaging tips for celebrating literacy, and heart-growing applications to lift classroom and library practices.

Celebrate the way we define and imagine ourselves through literacy by using stories to connect to others, build and strengthen community, and honor the children we were called to teach. 

About the Author


John Schu has made a career out of advocating for the people and things he cares about most: kids, books, and the people that connect them. John is a children’s book author, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the children’s librarian for Bookelicious. His greatest joy is sharing his love of reading with countless educators and students around the world.


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Each person attending needs their own ticket with a QR code or a barcode.  If you purchased multiple tickets, you will need an individual ticket for each person.  One QR code will not work for multiple people.  Please check your information and reprint if needed from the EventCombo website or app.


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Anderson’s Bookshop reserves the right to change the format of this event to a virtual one at any time if it becomes necessary. Please be advised that Anderson’s Bookshop assumes no responsibility or liability for any personal injury or other loss you may incur as a result of your decision to attend an event, including the transmission of Covid-19 or related illnesses. We expect that for the protection of everyone, all applicable Covid-related protocols will be followed.  Failure to treat all participants with courtesy and respect may result in your expulsion from the event. 

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