Young artists may enter up to two drawings in any medium. Illustrations may be in color or black and white, but may not exceed 11 x 17 inches. Artwork may be submitted to any Phoenix Public Library location October 1 - 31. The text of the book, contest entry forms, and additional information are available at phoenixpubliclibrary.org/kids..
The media is invited to meet the authors and discuss the contest with Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski and Madison Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Tim Ham at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 3 in the Children's Place at Burton Barr Central Library at 1221 N. Central Ave.
"Sasha and I are excited to be partnering with Phoenix Public Library and children across the valley in bringing our story to life," explains author Rodney Glassman.
Glassman, PhD in arid land resource sciences and former Tucson city councilman, wrote the first-in-the-nation mandatory rainwater harvesting, gray water plumbing and solar-powered water heating ordinances. Sasha Glassman is an attorney and board member of the Madison Elementary School District Governing Board. Their first book, "Jeremy Jackrabbit Harvests the Rain," was illustrated by children in Tucson and distributed to every kindergarten student in Tucson Unified School District and other districts in Pima County.
The project is supported by SRP, University of Phoenix, Waste Management, UFCW, Humana, City of Tempe, UA Local 469, ASU Foundation and the Madison Education Foundation.
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