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WOW Reading Ambassadors Present Mary E. Lambert

May 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Woman with long straight blond hair smiles at the cameraWOW Reading Ambassadors invite you to meet Mary E. Lambert.

This conversation focuses on Distress Signal. From Scholastic Press, “Lavender had been looking forward to her class field trip in Chiricahua National Park, AZ — until her best friend, Marisol, ditched her for mean-girl Rachelle. Now the prospect of being stuck in the wilderness with her class for two days is no longer so appealing. But things will only get worse. While the class is hiking through an arroyo, a flash flood strikes! As the water hurtles down the ravine, everyone sprints for safety. Lavender, Marisol, Rachelle and a boy named John end up running in the opposite direction as everyone else and scrambling up a tree while the waters rage by. When the waters finally recede, the four kids are left alone in the desert, separated from their class, shaken and disoriented. Between them, they have one pack of supplies left and only the most basic wilderness knowledge. Can they find their way back to safety? The four kids will have to learn to work together in spite of their differences-if they want to survive.”

Four young teens/tweens trying to outrun a flash flood in a canyonThe program includes a group discussion with the author and time for snacks and personal interactions. After this author event, the WOW Center hosts an end-of-year celebration for the Reading Ambassadors. All are welcome to stay for the party.

UArizona BookStores will be in the WOW Center with copies of Mary Lambert’s books for sale.

Free parking is available at the surface parking lot north of the intersection of First and Vine. Sometimes free parking is available at the Second St. Garage next door to the College of Education. The WOW Center is also located just off of the 2nd St. Modern Streetcar stop.

To request disability-related accommodations that would ensure your full participation in this event, please email wow@arizona.edu or call 520.621.9340.

Reading Ambassador author meetings occur every other month throughout the academic year and are open to the public. This free program for area middle and high school students encourages them to promote reading in their own contexts. Additional information on the Reading Ambassadors is available on our website under the About tab.

Event details may change. More information to follow.


May 7, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Worlds of Words Center
1430 E Second St, Rm 453
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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