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Let’s Read The Man with the Violin

Let’s Read The Man with the Violin

The Family Literacy Committee of Brant hosts its fifth annual Let’s Read event on Sunday, January 28 in Brantford and Paris. Celebrate the kick-off of Let’s Read at two locations – the County of Brant Public Library, Brant Sports Complex (Lafarge Hall) at 1:00pm, and the Brantford Public Library, Main Branch at 3:00pm.

The 2018 book is The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dusan Petricic. The Man with the Violin is a tale of the transformative power of music, and taking time to appreciate the beauty in life.

The book tells the story of Dylan, a boy who notices everything, and his mother, who is not as attentive. Dylan tries and tries, but simply cannot get his mom – or the rest of the crowd of busy people rushing by – to listen to the man playing beautiful music in the subway station.

The Man with the Violin was the winner of the 2014 TD Children’s Literature Award. It is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, a classical violinist who is known for his performance in a Washington D.C. subway; only seven people stopped to listen to his world-renowned performance, while thousands of others rushed by obliviously. 

The Family Literacy Committee of Brant formed in 2004, and is a group of community partners who work together to promote and support family literacy in Brantford and Brant County. The goal of the Let’s Read program is to encourage family reading. Each year, one book is selected and distributed throughout the community.

Pick up your free copy of The Man with the Violin at any of the Let’s Read events in 2018.

For more information about the Family Literacy Committee of Brant, click here.


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