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Thanks to Education Gadfly for mentioning my upcoming event in Washington, DC for Our School, which has a new Amazon review.

I’ll read and sign copies of the book at William E. Doar Jr. (WEDJ) Charter School for the Performing Arts, 705 Edgewood Street N.E. Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 pm. The school is near the Rhode Island and Brookland-CUA metro stops. A student musical troupe will perform and I’ll hold a “bookraiser” to get books requested by students donated to the school library. WEDJ School now has pre-K and elementary classes but is adding a middle and high school. I visited last summer and was very impressed with the school.

On Wednesday, May 17, I have an event at Russell Byers Charter School, 1911 Arch St., Philadelphia at 5:30 pm.

Next, I’m speaking some time between 10 am and 4 pm at the Santa Cruz County Book Fair on Sunday, May 20, Live Oak Community Center, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. See new events on for details.

I’m trying to set up something in New York, but no luck so far.

Readers, if you live in the Washington, Philadelphia or Santa Cruz area, please tell your friends and relations about the upcoming events. Tell your listservs, boards and e-mail pals. This is probably my last round of book events before the paperback comes out in 2007, so I’d like to go out with a bang.

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  1. What, no Pacific Northwest tour?

  2. I was planning to do Portland and Seattle but I’m running low on energy.