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Collective American Voice: Citizenship Ceremony, Maine

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Appearances, Becoming Joe DiMaggio, I'm Your Neighbor, Something About America | 0 comments

Collective American Voice: Citizenship Ceremony, Maine

Following is the keynote address by author Maria Testa for the Citizenship Ceremony held at Portland Public Library, Portland, ME on March 10, 2016 It is an extraordinary honor to welcome new Americans to our country. What we are witnessing today is, in fact, a tremendous gift to our country. You have honored all of us by choosing to become Americans. Those of you who are familiar with my work as a writer know that I have been exploring the ideal of America – and the question of who is an American – for quite some time. In my explorations, I...

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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,...

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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...

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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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