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JAMES HOWE, AUTHOR, WILL SPEAK AT WILBUR AALFS LIBRARY

March, 2007–James Howe, author of more than 70 books for young readers, including the Bunnicula series, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Wilbur Aalfs Library, 529 Pierce St.

His young adult novel, "The Misfits," inspired the national No-Name Calling Week project and is being used as a tool to talk about name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.

Howe will read selections from "The Misfits" and answer questions from the audience. Students, parents and educators are invited to attend this program. A book signing andreception follows the discussion; copies will be available for purchase at the event.

Organizations sponsoring Howe’s visit to Sioux City include Humanities Iowa, the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention, the Sioux City Human Rights Commission, and Iowa Safe Schools, among others.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the worl, because everyone has the right to live free of violence. More information is available at www.endabuse.org.

Waitt Institute
The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention is a private operating foundation committed to breaking the cycle of violence in our homes and communities by focusing on violence prevention at the local and national level. Working with local and national partners, the Institute uses a community-based approach that involves key stakeholders as partners. More information is available at www.wanittinstitute.org.

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