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One Book, One San Diego For Kids Featuring Mina Javaherbin, Author Of 'The Secret Message'


  • WHEN Saturday, March 24, 2012 at noon
  • WHERE San Diego Zoo , 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $13

KPBS is proud to present a special children’s literacy event, featuring author Mina Javaherbin who wrote "The Secret Message."

"The Secret Message" is a translation of an ancient Persian poem about a parrot who finds his freedom. It has been chosen as the children’s companion book to "Sky of Red Poppies," a 2012 One Book, One San Diego selection. The author will present an engaging, kid-friendly reading and talk about the book, and be available for signings afterward.

We'll have PBS Kids giveaways as well a San Diego Zoo parrot expert and the chance to meet a real parrot!

This event will take place in Treetops at the San Diego Zoo. A specially reduced Zoo admission price of $13 is offered to event attendees who RSVP before March 20th.

Limited space available. Light refreshments provided and copies of the book will be available for sale on-site by the Yellow Book Road.

Please contact Clare Pister at (619) 594-2487 or by email with questions. RSVP Now

Please note, in case of inclement weather:
This event will take place rain or shine! By purchasing tickets to the event, you are forfeiting your claim to a reimbursement due to inclement weather. However, in the event of unforeseen weather conditions, KPBS will explore alternate plans and communicate them to attendees at the earliest opportunity.

Attendees must comply with San Diego Zoo policies below:
The ZSSD will not assume responsibility for loss of or damage to any merchandise or items left on ZSSD grounds prior to, during or following the Event.

For the safety of guests and animals, items not allowed on ZSSD grounds include but are not limited to: non-ZSSD provided alcoholic beverages, any animals other than service animals, balloons, balls, frisbees, hackey sacks, hula hoops, bicycles, scooters, tricycles, riding toys of any kind, bug nets, plastic bug keeper containers, cap guns, noisemakers, toys that make loud noises, fireworks, glass bottles, jump ropes, knives, weapons, lawn chairs, plants, roller blades, skates, skateboards, roller shoes, throw away lids and straws, AM/FM radios, scanners, portable TVs, laser pointers, whistles and yo yos.

Location: San Diego Zoo @ Balboa Park, Treetops: 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA. Google Map

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Graphic cover of "The Secret Message," by Mina Javaherbin.

Above: Graphic cover of "The Secret Message," by Mina Javaherbin.


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