Students at the Brook Hill Academy lower school, Bullard, are in for a very special treat. Sulphur Springs resident Mary Brooke Casad, author of the celebrated "Bluebonnet the Armadillo" children's books, will make her first appearance as a Young Audiences of Northeast Texas teaching artist for Brook Hill students in early March.
Casad's program, "The Adventures of Bluebonnet the Armadillo," features the journey of the title character as she travels throughout Texas and visits the state's most important historical landmarks. From the East Texas Oil Museum to the Johnson Space Center, Bluebonnet comes from page to stage in the form of a sweet and shy puppet, who, along with Casad, shares the importance of history with her audience. Casad's program also highlights the importance of reading comprehension, storytelling, and appreciation of the writing process.
Casad joins a roster of more than 30 teaching artists who perform for schools and organizations across Northeast Texas. Since 1997, Young Audiences of Northeast Texas has been using the arts to enrich the lives of students and enhance their education. In addition to performances, Young Audiences' also provides arts integrated workshops and residencies to enhance learning across the curriculum, as well as professional learning opportunities for area teachers.
Schools or organizations interested in booking Casad's program or any other Young Audiences performance can call 903-561-2787 or visit www.yanetexas.org
For more information about Casad, including her Bluebonnet the Armadillo stories and program, visit bluebonnetarmadillo.com
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