Book Signing to Be Held in Conjunction with “Setting a Place to Call Home” Event at the Carnegie Science Center on October 7, 2022
PITTSBURGH, PA, AUGUST 18, 2022 – Sisters Place announces that its partnering with Pennsylvania-based poet, children’s book author, philanthropist and marketing entrepreneur, Pam Selker Rak on the launch of her newest children’s book, “The Battle of Snowball.” All net proceeds from the book will be donated to Sisters Place to help the organization provide opportunities for families and individuals to overcome poverty and homelessness through empowerment, housing, wellness, and personal and professional advancement services.
The book will officially launch with a signing event at the Sisters Place “Setting a Place to Call Home” event, on Friday, October 7th from 11 AM to 2 PM EDT at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. Rak is also being honored by Sisters Place with its Community Partner Award for her ongoing support and contributions to the organization over the past years.
According to Melissa Ferraro, Executive Director of Sisters Place, “Our partnership with Pam Selker Rak pairs beautifully with our key belief that everyone is a philanthropist, everyone can make a difference. We are excited about being a part of her latest book launch and honored to be the recipient of the book’s future proceeds to help fuel our mission, vision, and values. Pam’s ongoing support of Sisters Place is also why we want to honor her with our Community Partner Award at the 2022 Setting a Place to Call Home event.”
“The Battle of Snowball,” the fourth book in Rak’s children’s book series, promotes the ideal that “the simplest pleasures are our greatest treasures.” It focuses on a neighborhood snowball battle, which reinforces the importance of creative play, honesty, open communication, teamwork, and conflict resolution amongst children of diverse backgrounds.
There is also a formal teaching element to Rak’s books, as they come with corresponding lesson plans and teachers’ aides that tie into these five areas, which are also part of Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood:
- Scientific Thinking
- Language & Literacy
- Learning Through Creative Play
- Health & Wellness
- Social Studies & Cultural Learning
Rak’s partnership with Jefferson-Clarion Head Start also continues throughout her children’s book series development. Rak’s books, including “The Battle of Snowball,” are available for order at www.ClarionKidBooks.com.
About Sisters Place
Sisters Place faithfully provides opportunities for families and individuals to overcome poverty and homelessness through empowerment, housing, wellness, personal and professional advancement services. Sisters Place strives to be a collaborative community asset that eliminates barriers to success for those experiencing poverty and homelessness. For more information, visit www.sistersplace.org.