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UNITY ROCKS! Getting Excited About Diversity!

Through drama, storytelling, and music, young people will discover the power of “Unity in Diversity.” Using the award-winning book, The Nightingale's Song, as a springboard, participants from ages 1-100 will see themselves and their neighbours as precious, just the way they are.

Andrea Torrey Balsara

30 Minute Program

 

$125


Through drama, storytelling, and music, young people will discover the power of “Unity in Diversity.” Every participant will receive a free full-color PDF of The Nightingale's Song and coloring pages that drive home the message that every child is precious, as they are. Parents, teachers and guardians will receive a list of questions and activities that will springboard discussions for after the program. Interactive, and great fun! Andrea’s picture book, The Nightingale’s Song, will be read, songs about unity will be sung (with guitar accompaniment!) and children of all backgrounds and ethnicities will know that they belong. The Nightingale's Song was a 2018 silver Nautilus International Book Award winner, as a book that promotes peace. (Unity Rocks! can be expanded to a 45-60 minute presentation, if arranged prior to booking.)

What's included:
  1. A full-color PDF of The Nightingale's Song
  2. A 5-page coloring book PDF that expands the message of Unity in Diversity, to help children internalize the message that they are precious as they are!
  3. Potential ongoing "penpal" correspondence with Andrea, and a chance for young people to send her their own artwork and stories*
  4. lots of singing and fun!

*Please note: Andrea's presentations always contain messages of empowerment, and seek to go beyond entertainment to inspire children to "reach for the stars." In this spirit, Andrea offers the option of "penpal" correspondence (with permission from parents and guardians) so that children can share their stories and artwork with her.

About the Author

One of Andrea’s first memories was of holding a picture book close and thinking, “I want to make drawings like these!” Since then, she has added writing to her list of THINGS-I-LOVE-TO-DO.

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