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Sutter Health, UC Davis Partner for ‘Words Take Wing’ Events

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments

Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac

SACRAMENTOSutter Children’s Center, Sacramento is partnering with UC Davis School of Education for the 11th annual “Words Take Wing” on Feb. 9 and 10. “Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature” will feature award-winning author Joseph Bruchac, whose children’s books and storytelling abilities delight audiences of all ages.

“Words Take Wing” features a unique opportunity for the public to meet this renowned author.

On Monday, Feb. 9, the public is invited to attend a free evening lecture offered in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library. The event will take place at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., from 7-8:30 p.m. A book sale, author signing and refreshments will be offered after the lecture.

Bruchac will address up to 1,800 students and their teachers during an invitation-only event at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

“Joseph Bruchac has inspired UC Davis’ student teachers and their resident teachers with his storytelling and perspectives on authentic representations of Native Americans in children’s literature,” said Shannon Cannon, lecturer/supervisor, multiple subject credential, and chair, Words Take Wing. “This enlightenment supports the teachers’ efforts in their classrooms, to deepen children’s understanding of the contributions of Native Americans, their sacred beliefs about the natural world and the ‘circle’ that connects us all.”

Living and working in his family home at the foot of the Adirondak Mountains, Joseph Bruchac has devoted 40 years to celebrating his Abenaki heritage through prose, verse, story and song.

As the author of more than 120 books, a professional musician and a skilled teller of traditional tales, Bruchac has worked to share traditional and contemporary Native American culture through many genres and for audiences of all ages. 

For more information on “Words Take Wing,” visit the UC Davis School of Education’s website at

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