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September 14, 2010 > Senior Penpal Project book reading

Senior Penpal Project book reading

Submitted By Patricia Ruscher

The City of Fremont Human Services Department introduces the first place winner of the Senior Penpal Intergenerational Book Project and newest children's author, Amrith Krishnan, and his inspiration, senior penpal Mr. Kumarapuram Subramanian.

Join us in a dialogue bridging generations at a book reading and signing of "Free Together," by Amrith Krishnan, illustrated by Marty Fraga, Thursday, September 16 in the Fukaya Room at Fremont Main Library.

In "Free Together," Amrith describes Mr. Subramanian's simple life as a child in the 1940s, and his depiction of India's struggle to freedom from the British, including the courageous efforts of Mahatma Gandhi that lead to his assassination. Mr. Subramanian recalls the powerful messages taught by Gandhi that still reside in his heart today.

Also meet second place winner Julia Noonan and senior penpal Gerry Esparza, and third place winner Sharon Chen with her senior penpal, Hilda Vandenhole. Both girls are Fremont Mission San Jose Elementary 6th graders.

The Senior Penpal Project is an intergenerational program, which brings Tri-City elementary school children and older adults together through the art of letter writing. It is sponsored by the City of Fremont Human Services Department, Tri-City Elder Coalition, Cargill, Alameda County Library, and Tri-City Voice.

For more information call (510) 574-2044.

Senior Penpal Intergenerational Book Project
Book reading and signing
Thursday, September 16
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 574-2044

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