Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep12:30 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventA Forest in the CityAndrea Curtis, Moderator: Angela Misri12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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A reading with children’s author Andrea Curtis from A Forest in the City.  Ages 8-12. Closed captioning sponsored by Anansi/Groundwood.

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Andrea Curtis

Andrea Curtis once planted trees in Northern Ontario and is now an author of books for children and adults. Her children’s non-fiction titles include Eat This!, which received two starred reviews, and What’s for Lunch?, named to VOYA’s Honor List. She has also written the young adult novel Big Water. Andrea lives with her family in Toronto.


Angela Misri is an award-winning journalist, author and educator. Her detective series, called The Portia Adams Adventures, is set in the 1930s, and her first middle-grade series is called Tales of the Apocalypse, and the first book, Pickles vs the Zombies and was published by Cormorant books (2019). The second book in the series is called Trip of the Dead and will be out in the spring of 2021.


A Forest in the City

This beautiful book of narrative non-fiction looks at the urban forest. It discusses the problems that city trees face such as the abundance of concrete, traces the history of trees in cities over time, and consider how we can create a healthy environment for city trees. The urban forest is a complex ecosystem, and we are a part of it. Trees make our cities more beautiful and provide shade but they also fight climate change and pollution, benefit our health and connections to one another, provide food and shelter for wildlife, and much more. It is vital that we nurture our city forests.

AuthorAndrea Curtis


(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST