Join author, educator and researcher Barbara Connery for discussion and signing of her new book Rosa’s Voice, Morris Public Library, on Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 PM.
Ten-year-old Rosa spends her summers searching for seashells on the coastal shores in Mexico, the childhood home of her mother. During the school year, she lives with her parents, Kevin and Ale, in Brooklyn, New York, sharing her neighborhood with her close friends.
After entering a school-wide oratory festival, Rosa is selected to represent her school at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.. Finding her voice, Rosa shares a message of hope, compassion, and strength as she recites her original speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Rosa’s Voice profoundly illustrates cultural responsiveness and various family dynamics of the present day society. It draws parallels with the contemporary adult fiction novels, and it will appeal to all readers who admire the art of oratory.
Barbara has been teaching and coaching teachers for over forty years. Being a Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Fellow is one of the highlights of her career. For five years, Barbara has brought students to Washington, D.C. to recite their original speeches in front of the Lincoln Memorial and on the stage of Ford’s Theatre.