Monday, April 9,
6:30 – 8:30 PM,

International House, 322 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204,

 —  An Evening of Multi-cultural Books and Reading  — 
—   UNESCO Awareness Evening  —

Our guest speaker is children’s book author, Monika Schroeder . She will be presenting her book Saraswati’s Way and discussing the challenges of writing a book with international issues like child labor, education in undeveloped countries such as India, and the effects of war on children.  Monika is an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner for Saraswati’s Way,  and she is also the author of The Dog in the Wood and My Brother’s Shadow. Find more information about Monika at

International House promotes international understanding by serving as a center for diversity, advocating for people of diverse national backgrounds, and facilitating professional and cultural exchange programs. International House is affiliated with the US Department of State via the National Council of International Visitors. 

IHCLT will be publicizing the event in their March newsletter. We hope that a representative from their International Book Club will speak at our meeting, too.

Park Road Books will have a book table at the event so people can purchase Monika’s books, as well as a group of selected titles including WNBA National Reading Group Month selection Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson.

For more information about this meeting, please contact WNBA Charlotte Membership Chair Carolyn Abiad at


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