A reading and book signing at Woodland Park Zoo’s Summer Safari: African Wildlife Conservation Day on Saturday, September 7 at 11:30am. Bring old cellphones for donation to a recycling program the zoo has with ECO-CELL to save gorilla habitat in the wild.
A presentation about writing nonfiction at Island Books on Mercer Island on Sunday, September 29 at 3pm.
A reading and book signing at the San Juan Island Library in Friday Harbor on October 5 at 3pm.
An evening talk at Ravenna Third Place Books Cafe on October 28 at 7pm as part of a program called Science On Tap.
Clare Hodgson Meeker
Clare Hodgson Meeker is an award-winning author of true animal stories, biographies, folktales, picture books, and chapter books for elementary school-age children. She also teaches writing in the schools and writing for children to adults.
Her new book, GROWING UP GORILLA published by Millbrook Press is now available in Library bound hard cover and eBook.
“Enticing…Will provoke ‘content grunts’ in nature lovers…” - Kirkus Reviews.
“This winning title provides an intriguing look at how a team of humans nurtured and saved a gorilla family...Hodgson Meeker deftly conveys the humans’ concerns for these animals…” - School Library Journal
Her previous book, RHINO RESCUE! published by National Geographic was a 2016 Junior Library Guild Selection. She is also the author of:
● the Smithsonian Notable Book LOOTAS LITTLE WAVE EATER: AN ORPHANED SEA OTTER’S STORY
● HANSA: THE TRUE STORY OF AN ASIAN ELEPHANT BABY, an AZA Communiqué recommend, and
● SOCCER DREAMS: PLAYING THE SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC WAY, licensed by Major League Soccer.
Her magazine series for the National Wildlife Federation called OLIVE OPOSSUM AND MAX MOLE’S BIG BACKYARD was a finalist for the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement award in 2008 and is now available for the classroom in eBook format through schoolwide.com.Hew