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King Middle School Shows “Something About America”

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Appearances, Something About America | 0 comments

King Middle School Shows “Something About America”

King Middle School (KMS) in Portland, Maine is featured in Maria Testa’s novel Something About America. The readers of the book at KMS greet readers across the country!

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Silicon Valley Reads

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Appearances, Something About America | 0 comments

Silicon Valley Reads

  Honored to join Silicon Valley Reads as part of their “Homeland & Home: The Immigrant Experience” program.  Join us… Thur, Feb 19, 4 p.m. Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose 408-813-8777 Author Maria Testa will talk about her book for teens, Something About America, and her experience living in a community in Maine that has become a major refugee center for immigrants from around the world. Thur, Feb 19 , 7 p.m. Los Altos Library. Los Altos 650-948-7683 Author Maria Testa will talk about her book for teens, Something About America, and her experience living in a community in Maine that has become a major refugee center for immigrants from around the world. Sat, Feb 21, 1-3 p.m. India Community Center, Milpitas IBPW.net Living in a “Welcoming Community” Author Maria Testa will talk about her book, Something About America, and describe how she helped to organize the “I’m Your Neighbor” program in Portland, Maine that used stories to build understanding among residents of a city that has become a popular settlement site for refuges from the Sudan and other countries of Western Africa. A panel discussion about “the unknown Americans” follows her talk. Panelists include: Salvador “Chava” Bustamante, Executive Director of LUNA; Michele Bolton, Ph.D., Founding Partner of ExecutivEdge of Silicon Valley; and Kalpana V. Peddibhotla, Principal Attorney, Peddibhotia Law Firm. Co-sponsored by Indian Business & Professional Women and hosted by India Community...

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Putting Out the Welcome Mat

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Appearances, Something About America | 0 comments

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

Something About America: Putting Out the Welcome Mat An I’m Your Neighbor Portland and Portland Choose Civility Event Date: Monday, September 16th Time: 3:00-5:00 PM Location: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine FMI: Curious City, 207-420-1126, kirsten@curiouscity.net Featured Community: Kosovar Americans, Somali Americans Theme: Community I’ve always kind of liked the saying about making lemonade  if life gives you lemons. Now I’ve got one  of my own: If you can’t find the welcome mat when you arrive, put one out yourself. –”Lemonade” from Something About America Author Maria Testa will read from her book Something About America and show excerpts from the documentary The Letter, followed by a discussion led by Kim Simmons of the Portland Choose Civility Initiative. Attendees can join the Maine Youth Action Network in drawing and decorating Welcome Mats that will be displayed at the Naturalization Ceremony on September 17th, 2013 at Ocean...

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I’m Your Neighbor Portland Collection Launches

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Appearances, I'm Your Neighbor, Something About America | 0 comments

I’m Your Neighbor Portland Collection Launches

Check out the I’m Your Neighbor, Portland book collection including Something About America at the Main Branch of the Portland Public Library!  Look for the beautiful bookcase between Children’s Services and Circulation. The books were funded by the marvelous Maine Humanities...

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