September 02, 2016

EMU author passionate about children’s literacy to read at Michigan State Fair September 3

YPSILANTI - Ethriam Brammer, an author of two bilingual children’s books, will be one of many authors slated to read during the Readers Round Up September 3, at 1 p.m. during the Michigan State Fair in the Michigan Author Pavilion. The Michigan State fair will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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Ethriam Brammer

Brammer, who is the director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at the EMU Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities, is a passionate advocate for increasing children’s literacy, a focus of the Michigan State Fair this year.

The two books he will be reading are “My Tata’s Guitar/La guitar de mi tata” and “The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch/ Allá en el Rancho Grande,” both intergenerational and bilingual stories for children of all ages.

Brammer is also regularly involved in efforts to support programs such as El Día del Niño/El Día del Libro and PRIME TIME Family Reading Time, a free six-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling that targets families of non-active library users.

Visit the Michigan State Fair Readers Round Up web page to learn more about the event.

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