When: Sat., Sept. 12, 10 a.m. 2015
Book readings don’t have to take place in a narrow space between bookshelves. On September 12, Nomadic Press has teamed up with Oakland Urban Paths to bring the reading for its newest children’s book outdoors. Melissa Reyes’ recent book is called I Am Sausal Creek/Soy el Arroyo Sausal, a bilingual story that tells the history of Oakland through the voice of Sausal Creek. Spanning three hundred years, the book nurtures appreciation of the environment, history, and place through one, flowing narrative. Oakland native and watercolor whizz Robert Trujillo created the illustrations for the book. The reading will start off at Peralta Hacienda (2465 34th Ave.) and take attendees by two watersheds (Peralta and Sausal) and two boulevards (Foothill and International), and pass through parks. Throughout, participants will learn about the history of the place, and hear from Reyes and Trujillo about what went into creating their new book. The four-mile tour begins at 10 a.m. and will return to Peralta Hacienda by 12:30 p.m.