Wild Rescues Book Launch with Amanda Mander
Join Amanda Mander in celebration of the launch of her new book, Wild Rescues: Amazing Stories from a Wildlife Shelter. She will read stories from this book for kids, joined by the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and one of its animal ambassadors. Young readers will have a blast! The event will take place at the bookstore on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3pm.
Urban wildlife has sparked an interest in our culture resulting in many magazine articles and even shows like BBC's Planet Earth II, that acknowledge the challenges in living close to wildlife. Through entertaining narratives and fascinating animal facts, this book encourages 8-12-year-olds to empathize with the wild animals in their neighborhoods. Empowering middle readers to become wildlife stewards can lead to a new generation of living in harmony and protecting our wild neighbors.
The stories are a collaboration between Amanda and West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island, Washington, which will receive a portion of the proceeds from this book.
The Westsound Wildlife Shelter provides injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife a second chance at life and promotes the well-being of wildlife and their habitats through public outreach, education, and involvement. It is based on Bainbridge Island. www.westsoundwildlife.org
Amanda is a passionate wildlife rescuer and travels the world volunteering to help animals. She is the author of Looking Twice: Beautiful/Ugly, a book of themed poems and photographs, and “The Diplomat’s Daughter,” a story anthologized in Secret Histories: Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation. Her short story,“The Remover of Obstacles,” won the 2013 Traveller’s Tales Gold Solas Award for best love story. This is Amanda’s first book for middle readers. She has four children of her own and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their dog Luigi, and a pond fish.