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Zakery's Bridge: Children's Journeys

Zakery's Bridge: Children's Journeys

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 4:00pm
Carol Spaulding-Kruse

Author and professor Carol Spaulding-Kruse is also a member of the AFSC Iowa Area Program Committee.

Zakery's Bridge: Children's Journeys From Around the World to Iowa is a new book by authors Kay Fenton Smith and Carol Roh Spaulding about twelve children aged 6 to 16 from nations around the globe whose families now make their home in Central Iowa.

The collection, due out in November 2010 by Des Moines-based Shrieking Tree Publishing, is the result of a collaboration with several individuals whose interests and talents have made possible a book for classrooms, coffee tables, and libraries that tells fascinating contemporary stories of immigration and resettlement.

Sneak-peeks at pages from the website and
book-in-progress will be featured.

For more information, go to

Carol Spaulding-Kruse Professor at Drake University and director of the Drake Writing Internship Program. She came to Drake in 1996, after earning her PhD in English from the University of Iowa, studying American ethnic literature, concentrating on literature by Asian Americans and on the representation of mixed race in American narratives.She writes under the pen-name Carol Roh Spaulding. Carol is also a member of the AFSC Iowa Area Program Committee.

The Pioneer-ICIU International Dialogue Series engages Des Moines’ public and business professionals in dialogue on global issues and Iowa’s personal and organizational connections abroad.

Contact Information: 

Iowa Council for International Understanding,

929 Third Street, Ste 203, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Phone: (515) 515-282-8269


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