The Little Boy Blue speaking tour will expand next week to include a first-ever day of presentations for high-school students.
“Since Little Boy Blue hit bookshelves in August, Blue and I have signed books and talked about dog adoption at conventions, bookstores, libraries, rescue fund-raisers, festivals, and more,” says author Kim Kavin. “We’ve had groups as small as three and as large as a thousand. We’ve shown that we can excite any size and age audience, and that Blue is a well-behaved guest no matter where he goes or who wants to meet him. Now we’re excited to expand our tour with a high-school program that includes full assemblies as well as more intimate Q&A sessions with select students. We think it’s a great opportunity to help educate the next generation of adults about what’s happening with shelter dogs all across America.”
The first school to host a Little Boy Blue program will be Owen J. Roberts High School in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Kim and Blue will be on stage for three morning assemblies in the auditorium followed by “lunch with the author” and Q&A sessions in the library for students selected by their teachers from classes in journalism and animal studies.
Local bookstores are offering discounted copies of Little Boy Blue to any students who wish to have a book signed during the day’s events.
“This opportunity came about because the school’s principal came to one of our book signings, heard me speak, met Blue, and thought the message of Little Boy Blue would resonate with his students,” Kim says. “We are honored to have this chance to show how the book Little Boy Blue can be an exciting part of a high school’s educational program.”
If your high school is interested in hosting a similar program in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Delaware, contact marketing manager Eric Lowenhar at Barron’s.