Book Launch: Power of the Penny by Elaina Redmond

We’re a little late with this one, but you still have to get out and meet writer/filmmaker Elaina Redmond.

Author Elaina Redmond is visiting Bay County, FL for a week-long Book Launch of The Power of the Penny, a new children’s book, beginning June 22nd. Redmond will share her unique inspiration about the little penny’s big purpose.  The Power of the Penny offers an introduction to Abraham Lincoln and educates children ages 6-11 on American values such as faith, kindness and honesty. Modernizing Lincoln, the book teaches the foundations America was built upon, and how a penny is a symbol for these character-defining virtues.

During a variety of weeklong events, Redmond will read from her book, share games and activities, and be accompanied by her children’s face painter.  She will listen to the children’s favorite penny stories and why they like Lincoln. Kids will have the option to be on video for YouTube and part of a new documentary on The Power of the Penny Across America. Part of every event will include a book signing and the sale of books and T-shirts.

Redmond’s goal is to go national promoting a message through The Power of the Penny: “In small ways, we can do BIG things.” Wish Boxes are being placed in local establishments throughout Bay County; visitors and customers can put a penny in the box and make a wish. The establishment will donate their Wish Box to a church, charity, or even a person of their choice. Redmond’s idea is to get as many communities within Bay County to use a Wish Box as a tool for helping one another with kindness and inspiration to make for a better tomorrow.

Events during the week of June 22-27 include (all are open to the public except where indicated):

Monday, June 22 Read to Me Event at Junior Museum of Bay County, 10:00 AM

Tuesday, June 23 Youth Program at Panama City Downtown Public Library, 10:00 AM

Book Reading at Chautauqua Charter School, 12:30 PM

Wednesday, June 24 Kid’s Day at Pier Park, 10:00 AM – Following the movie, a book-reading,

signing and sales in the grassy area by theatre

Border’s Book Signing Event (Pier Park), 2:00 PM in Children’s Section

Sundog Book Signing Event (Seaside), 4:30 PM

Thursday, June 25 Junior Museum of Bay County Summer Camp Reading, 11:00 AM

Family Book Reading on Navy Base (NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC), 1:30-3:30 PM

FSU Summer Creative Writing Workshop, 5:00-7:30 PM

(Holley Academic Center) (NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC)

Friday, June 26 Youth Program at Panama City Beach Public Library, 10:00 AM

Saturday, June 27  Meet the Expert Event at Junior Museum of Bay County, 2:00 PM

For more information contact Elaina Redmond at (310) 927-7958

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