HURON — It is a funny name for an author, but you will have to come to the Huron Public Library on Saturday, July 8, to find out how children’s author, “Goob” got her name.
Goob is the author of “A Fairy Different Life” and “The Color of Beauty.” Her rhyming style of writing makes her books appealing to readers of all ages, and the subtle messages infused inside the stories make them favorites in the Books 4 Kids Program.
“The Color of Beauty” will be the featured title when Goob visits Huron. On the surface, the story is about a young boy who visits a museum and wishes his favorite picture had more of his favorite color. Find out what happens when his favorite color becomes the only color.
While the surface message is an entertaining look at a famous painting, the underlying message addresses the difficult subject of racism.
Goob has read her book in dozens of schools across South Dakota as part of the Books 4 Kids Program. As is the case with any B4K event held, Goob has promised a surprise for every attendee!
There will be two sessions, with birth to second graders at 1 p.m. and third grade and older at 2 p.m. Sponsored through a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council in connection with their 2017 initiative on race and civility, the public is invited to attend.
Goob lives with her husband, teenage son, three dogs and four pet chinchillas. Goob’s rhyming style makes her books fun for all ages while still imparting the character-building lessons important to the Books 4 Kids Program. To learn more about Goob and the Books 4 Kids Program, visit www.B4KProgram.org.
For more information about this and other programs, stop by the Huron Public Library or phone 353-8530. You may also visit our webpage libraryhuronsd.com, or find us on Facebook.