Children's Author Visit: Erin Frankel

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Children, School-Age
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Join author Erin Frankel of Mt. Lebanon for a reading of her new children’s book “A Plate of Hope: The Inspiring Story of Chef Jose Andres and the World Central Kitchen.” There will be a Q&A and an opportunity for everyone to create their own plate of hope with their family. For kids ages 5 and up and family.

Tapas will be provided by Community Kitchen Pittsburgh. 

We are holding a drive for SHIM’s food bank at the event. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations accepted. 


Book Blurb: picture book biography about chef José Andrés, who, along with his World Central Kitchen organization, is sure to inspire kids to help out in their own communities.

★ ”Lush illustrations and a captivating narrative make this biography shine.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Author Bio: 
Erin Frankel is a children’s book author. She loves telling stories of empathy and wonder. Her picture books include A Plate of Hope, Remembering Barkley, and the Weird! series. Erin enjoys visiting schools to talk to students about stories and kindness. She lives with her family in Pittsburgh, where she writes, teaches, and hopes.

Illustrator Bio:
Paola Escobar grew up traveling from town to town in Bogota, Colombia. She is the illustrator of Digging for Words, an ALA Notable Book, and recipient of both the Americas Award and the International Latino Book Award, as well as Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, an Indie Pick called "a must-have for all libraries" in a School Library Journal starred review. She lives with her husband and her dog, Flora.