Join us for a special storytime with one of our favorite children's authors, Suzanne Slade! She'll be sharing from her new book, Dazzlin' Dolly: The Songwriting, Hit-Singing, Guitar-Picking Dolly Parton! This inspirational and dazzlin' story about noted singer-songwriter Dolly Parton follows her rise to fame, starting from her beginnings in East Tennessee to performing for thousands at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Ms. Slade will be leading a fun-packed hour filled with Dolly storytelling, trivia, and music! Books will be available and she'll be happy to autograph her work!
More About Dazzlin' Dolly: Dolly is a little girl with a BIG voice. Music fills Dolly's heart so plumb full she has to let it out! She'll even sing to her cornhusk dolls or a pen full of pigs. She makes her own drum from a pot and her own guitar from a broken mandolin. But what Dolly dreams of is performing for a real audience--people who would hear her sing, and applaud! And when she gets her big break at age ten, the soul-singin' and big-dreamin' Dolly discovers she's scared to sing on stage in front of all those people. Will she summon up all of her courage and make it to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville? Young readers will learn about Dolly's early history, her endless creativity, and her plucky perseverance in this entertaining picture book that's perfect for fans of all ages.
Reviewed by an expert at the Grand Ole Opry for accuracy and tone, and peppered with original Dolly quotes and backmatter that pays tribute to the inspiring woman she is, Dazzlin’ Dolly celebrates the award-winning musician, songwriter, actor, and humanitarian with information young readers can relate to.
More About the Author: Suzanne Slade, a Sibert Honor author, has written over 150 children's books. An engineer by degree, she enjoys writing on STEM topics, as well as inspiring figures in history. A popular speaker, she visits dozens of schools every year and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences such as ALA, IRA, ISLMA, NSTA, as well as the National Book Festival. Some of her recent titles include Mars Is, June Almeida, Virus Detective!, A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon, Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, and Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon. Suzanne's books are enjoyed by readers around the world and also in space! Her picture book Astronaut Annie was read aboard the International Space Station for Story Time From Space. Suzanne Slade lives in Libertyville, more information about her can be found at www.suzanneslade.com.
This inspirational and dazzlin’ story of Dolly Parton—noted singer, songwriter, and humanitarian—follows her rise to fame, from her beginnings in East Tennessee to performing to thousands at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.