Described as energetic, educational, and plenty of fun, Erica Perl is ready to visit Berks County. Perl is the author of numerous young adult novels, picture books, and chapter books. She comes to the Exeter Community Library on Sunday, January 12th at 4 p.m. as part of the Literatour Berks program. Perl’s recent middle grade novel “All Three Stooges” won the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature.
Of “All Three Stooges,” Kirkus reviews says the story provides “an authentically awkward exploration of grief particularly well-suited for preteen boys,” commenting that the novel offers something new by focusing on the unexpected loss of someone beloved, but not related.
Perl’s presentation is an interactive session geared toward readers ages 7 – 12, and she encourages children to be creative, saying, “My message is that you matter. You should share your stories. And you should do it now!” The public is invited to attend this free program, but registration is required. To register for this free event, please visit www.readingjewishcommunity.org/home/literatour/literatour-event-registration or call the Exeter Community Library at 610-406-9431.
Copies of “All Three Stooges” will be available for sale on site thanks to Reads & Company Bookshop, and Perl will sign books after the event. This Literatour Berks event program is presented in part by the PJ Library of Reading with support from the Sue B. Viener Memorial Fund of Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks, and by the Friends of the Exeter Community Library.
Literatour Berks is a community program bringing 18 authors in 16 exciting programs from October 2019 to June 2020 to Berks County. This program is presented by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks in partnership with Exeter Community Library and Sinking Spring Public Library. A complete list of authors and topics can be found at www.readingjewishcommunity.org/home/literatour. Additional support in the form of community patrons is acknowledged and appreciated.
The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds along with the Jewish Federations of North America and collective efforts in support of many vital local, national, and international Jewish organizations.
The Exeter Community Library aims to serve the community as a center of learning, accessible recreation, practical tools, and nearly 500 free programs designed for children and adults to participate in throughout the year. For hours of operation, visit www.berkscountylibraries.org/exeter.