Multicultural Understanding through Reading at E. P. Foster Library in Ventura
A Family Program presented by Amada Irma Perez

As part of a series of events celebrating “The Big Read,” a community-wide reading initiative, the E. P. Foster Library in Ventura will present Amada Irma Perez, on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth R. Topping Room at the E.P. Foster Library in downtown Ventura.
The “Big Read” book selection is Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya. The book’s hero, Antonio, is a young boy full of hopes and dreams and questions about life.
The books of award-winning local author, Amada Irma Perez, are about children with dreams and hopes and questions, like those of Antonio. On this afternoon, Amada will offer dramatic interactive presentations from her books, including: Nana’s Big Surprise/Nana, Que Sorpresa!; My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario De Aqui Hasta Alla; and My Very Own Room/Mi Propio Cuartito.
This event is co-sponsored by the City of San Buenaventura and the San Buenaventura Friends of the Library and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be available. A book signing will follow her presentation.
The E.P. Foster Library is located at 651 E. Main Street in historic downtown Ventura. The Elizabeth R. Topping Room entrance is on Main Street, just west of the main entrance to the Library.
For additional information about The Big Read, visit the library website at