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Local Author Terri Farley presents WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MUSTANG
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MUSTANG
Based on Terri's award-winning non-fiction book WILD AT HEART: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them, this all-grades presentation does a lot of myth-busting as it uses wild horses to explore the impact of modern science on history, eco-systems and current events. Students interact with Terri via realia -- they see a delicate horse fossil close up -- and learn to model wild horse body language for friends as they view images by Pulitzer Prize winning, National Geographic photojournalist Melissa Farlow. Adapted according to grade-level.
Emphasis: fact-checking, evaluating sources, interdependent relationships in eco-systems
erri Farley is the best-selling author of books about the contemporary and historic West.
Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them, non-fiction published by Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt, is a Junior Library Guild selection, winner of the Sterling North Heritage award for Excellence in Children's Literature and has been honored by Western Writers of America, National Science Teachers Association and American Association for the Advancement of Science. It also received Young Adult Notable Books recognition from the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and was included on the Children's Book Council's Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 list.
Farley’s Phantom Stallion (HarperCollins) series for young readers and Seven Tears into the Sea (Simon and Schuster) have sold over two million copies worldwide and she was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2017.
All 35 books in the Phantom Stallion and Wild Horse Island series will be available as audio-books beginning in January 2021,
As a former middle and high school teacher, Farley believes a love of reading is contagious. She is dedicated to helping young people make their voices heard.
- Tuesday, June 22, 2021
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Books & Reading