Book reading at Potrero Branch Library, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 8, 2016
1616 20th St., San Francisco
Join little Jaya on an exciting journey with her father along the Silk Road.
Jaya discovers strengths and abilities she didn’t know she had as she travels to the king's palace for his birthday. She and her father encounter difficulties and deities on their way to join her mother, who has been summoned to bake the king her famous apricot cake. This tale of mindfulness takes place in the ancient Kushan Empire and is the first children’s book about the Buddha image. ENJOY SNACKS AND MAKE PAPER GOLDEN NECKLACES!
Come along with Jaya on a Silk Road Adventure
Reading & Art Activity at Linden Tree Children's Books 2-3 pm, Sunday Nov. 20, 265 State St., Los Altos
Come to one of the best children's book stores in the Bay Area to make paper golden necklaces and hear Peter read 'Jaya's Golden Necklace'.
For more information call Linden Tree
Jaya at Linden Tree
Launch Party, Nov. 14, 2015 at the SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St.
Jaya's Golden Necklace was officially launched at the Children's Center of SF's Main Library. An Indian man brought his daughter, Jaya!
Many books in my library came from Adobe Books, including those I used for research while working on Jaya. I read at Adobe with Jennifer Ng , author of Ice Cream Travel Guide, and we all enjoyed sampling both the classic and unusual ice cream flavors Jennifer brought to share.
Reading & Signing July 10, Adobe Books, 3130 24th St. SF
Reading, Signing & Necklace Making Dec. 6, Kinokuniya Books, 1581 Webster St. SF
Kinokuniya Books has an excellent children's department with titles you won't find anywhere else as well as excellent Buddhism and Eastern Art and Design departments. Located in Japan Center, home to many restaurants and stores.
Umpqua Bank: Readings, Signings & Making Necklaces
April 30, Umpqua Bank Potrero Hill, 415 De Haro St, SF
July 30, Umpqua Bank Noe Valley, 3938 24th St, SF
Umpqua Bank branches are comfortable places where you can have a cup of coffee, relax and find out what's going on in the neighborhood. Jaya's reading began the Umpqua Bank Potrero Hill branch's Page-Turners of Potrero Hill program of readings by local authors.
Peter with friend & Jaya collaborator, author Gwen Minor. Find Gwen's excellent website, Ancient World Now, bringing antiquity to life for teens HERE.
Reading & Free Art Activity at the Fremont Main Library
Saturday Dec. 10, 10:30-11:30am
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, Ca. 94538
Fremont, home to a large Afghan community, has a Main Library which is a vibrant community center. Come hear Jaya and make your own paper golden necklaces!