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UTSA presents children's author Lynne Cherry

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(April 5, 2007)--The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) will host renowned children's author Lynne Cherry for a lecture and book signing at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 9 in the University Center Laurel Room (2.01.28) on the 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Cherry is internationally known for her work in environmental science and natural resources conservation.

She is the author and illustrator of more than 30 award-winning books for children including "The Great Kapok Tree," "The River Ran Wild," "The Shaman's Apprentice" and "The Armadillo from Amarillo."

Her lectures focus on how children can make a difference in society if they feel strongly about something.

Cherry will sign books at 8:30 p.m. after the lecture.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the Academy for Teacher Excellence at (210) 458-6170.

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