Bring your athletes out to enjoy a night with Girls on the Run! They will be hosting stations through-out the store with activities for all ages. In addition, Debbie Gonzales, author of Girls with Guts will join us all evening for a signing and will close out the night with a presentation. Prizes will be given to any student athlete that comes wearing their uniform! 20% of all proceeds from this evening will go to Girls on the Run.
About Girls on the Run:
Mission - We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Vision - We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
About the Book:
These girls changed the game!
Celebrate the strength, endurance, and athleticism of women and girls throughout the ages! Meet women athletes from the late 1800s up through the 1970s, when Title IX was passed. Share with young readers how women refused to take no for an answer, and how finally, they pushed for a law to protect their right to play, compete, and be athletes.
About the Author:
Debbie has been a teacher, a school administrator, an educational consultant, a curriculum designer, a former adjunct professor, and a writing workshop instructor. She once taught PBS's Barney kids in a one-room off-set Montessori classroom.
Debbie create educational guides for publishers, authors, and educators through a service called Guides by Deb. With over thirty-five years in the classroom, Debbie has the experience to know just what an educator needs in a guide... engaging, lively, entertaining, solid content connecting the child with the spirit of the book, while meeting the academic rigors of teaching in today's educational system.
Debbie earned an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
A transplant from Austin, Texas, Debbie now hangs her hat in magical Ann Arbor, Michigan.