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Join children’s author Carol Trembath to learn about her experience writing the Water Walkers Series: Water Walkers, Stepping Stones, and Ripples and Waves. 

These beautifully written and illustrated books are told from the perspective of an Ojibway girl whose family members are walking around the Great Lakes to raise awareness about harm being done to our fresh waters. The Water Walkers Series is a tribute to the many Native People who have dedicated themselves to walking 19,500 miles around each of the Great Lakes, rivers, and waterways to draw attention to the condition of the water and responsible usage.

Hosted by Thunder Bay Arts and the Alpha Xi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Carol Trembath will spend three days working with third, fourth and fifth graders of eight public and parochial elementary schools in Alpena. A special community reception and her presentation at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will be the culmination of her visit to northeast Michigan. She will share her inspiration for writing the books and highlights from working with local children over the past three days.

The author will be available to sign her books after her presentation. The Water Walkers Series will be available for sale in the Sanctuary Store as well.

Born and raised in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Carol Trembath has made protecting our water through education her lifelong focus and passion. She has been a teacher, librarian, and media specialist for 28 years and has a master’s degree in Education from Wayne State University in Library and Information Science, and a master’s degree in Education Technology from Michigan State University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in English from Western Michigan University. Her books have won several prestigious awards.

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