West Virginia author Sarah Sullivan will read from her latest children's book, "Passing the Music Down," at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, outside the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, 509 Ewart Ave., Beckley.
Presented by the museum in conjunction with Mountain State University's Appalachian Visions series, the family-friendly event is free and open to all. There is an admission fee of $5 for children ages 3 and over to enter the museum, where the current Main Gallery exhibit, "Once Upon A Time," focuses on the power and significance of fairy tales throughout history and from around the world.
"Passing the Music Down" (illustrated by Barry Root and published last year by Candlewick Press) is based on the true story of the late fiddler Melvin Wine and his student, Jake Krack, and shows how music can take surprising paths as it travels between generations.
It has garnered praise from both the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, was selected as a 2012 Notable Book by the National Council of Teachers of English, and is a nominee for the West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award.
Sullivan is also the author of "Once Upon a Baby Brother," "Root Beer and Banana," and "Dear Baby: Letters from Your Big Brother."