R-7 high-school libraries to sponsor mother-daughter book events

May 15, 2013 

The Lee’s Summit R-7 high-school libraries are hosting a mother-daughter reading promotion this summer. Focusing on Jennifer Brown’s “Thousand Words,” the promotion is designed for high-school girls and their mothers.

Students from all Lee’s Summit high schools are welcome to participate.

High-school students and their mothers are welcome to attend one or both of two summer events – a kick-off and a concluding luncheon. Best-selling author and Lee’s Summit R-7 graduate Jennifer Brown will attend both events to discuss “Thousand Words,” a book capturing the consequences of sexting, a true social issue faced by teens today.

A special kick-off will be at 2 p.m. May 25 at Reader’s World, 983 NE Rice Road. The author will be at the kick-off to discuss the book, read from “Thousand Words” and autograph copies. Also included are refreshments and door prizes.

The summer book event will conclude with a mother-daughter luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at The Stanley in downtown Lee’s Summit, 25 SE Third Street. Author Jennifer Brown will also attend this event and answer questions about the book. Cost to attend is $10 per person, and interested mothers and daughters are not required to attend the May kick-off to sign up for the luncheon.

A discussion guide about “Thousand Words” will also be available at Reader’s World to help encourage mothers and daughters to talk about this important subject.

For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/1000wordsread/home. To make a reservation, visit https://sites.google.com/site/1000wordsread/rsvp. For more information, contact Amy Taylor, Lee’s Summit West High School library media specialist, at amy.taylor@leesummit.k12.mo.us.

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