The Great Ball Game: How Bat Settles the Rivalry between the Animals and the Birds

Sat, Nov 19 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center

Events for Youth and Family kids


Author Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis will present "The Great Ball Game" live on stage. With a special reading, a musical Q&A, and a meet-and-greet book signing, this event will be a memorable story time for the whole family.

The Great Ball Game, a classic folktale originating from the Cherokee, Creek, Ojibway, and Menominee people of North America, is adapted for a contemporary audience by Rebecca Sheir, host of the award-winning Circle Round podcast, and accompanied by the vibrant illustrations of Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, an Ojibwe Woodland artist. A dispute between the animals and the birds over who is best leads to a ball game challenge. When the game is disrupted by the arrival of a tiny creature named Bat, who doesn't seem to fit on either team, all the participants learn the value of diversity and celebrating those who seem "different." The accompanying activities and prompts encourage children to develop their own storytelling skills.

The Great Ball Game: How Bat Settles the Rivalry between the Animals and the Birds; A Circle Round Book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Greenlight Bookstore.

Events for Youth & Families programs are made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

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Author Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis will present "The Great Ball Game" live on stage. With a special reading, a musical Q&A, and a meet-and-greet book signing, this event will be a memorable story time for the whole family.

The Great Ball Game, a classic folktale originating from the Cherokee, Creek, Ojibway, and Menominee people of North America, is adapted for a contemporary audience by Rebecca Sheir, host of the award-winning Circle Round podcast, and accompanied by the vibrant illustrations of Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, an Ojibwe Woodland artist. A dispute between the animals and the birds over who is best leads to a ball game challenge. When the game is disrupted by the arrival of a tiny creature named Bat, who doesn't seem to fit on either team, all the participants learn the value of diversity and celebrating those who seem "different." The accompanying activities and prompts encourage children to develop their own storytelling skills.

The Great Ball Game: How Bat Settles the Rivalry between the Animals and the Birds; A Circle Round Book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Greenlight Bookstore.

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