A cute children's series made for a good cause
Siebenstein Stories with Cornelia FunkeGoethe-Institut Los Angeles (5750 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036) Map it $5
Screening of two Siebenstein stories: “Koffer im Glück” & “Blöhmann und die Außerirdischen”
D. 2002, 2x 24 min., directed by Jens-Peter Behrend, screenplay by Cornelia Funke, starring: Adelheid Arndt, Werner Knoedgen and Thomas Rohloff. Siebenstein screening courtesy of ZDF
These episodes of the popular German Siebenstein children’s series were written by our friend Cornelia Funke and Cornelia will be attending the Matinee to meet her young fans!
We’ll have a benefit sale of her books and Cornelia Funke will sign her books for our Kinder Kino Kids.
The Book Truck will be in the courtyard and Cornelia and Elisabeth Dragga will be at hand to tell you all about this wonderful initiative.
All proceed from the book sale and this Matinee go towards The Book Truck project.
Why the Book Truck?
Because "Books shouldn't be a luxury"
The Book Truck is a non-profit organization that gives away free books to teens in under-served communities.
Our friend the Internationally renowned author Cornelia Funke joined forces with bookseller and librarian Elizabeth Dragga to create this very special organization.
They believe that every book is unique; every teen is an individual; and every person is a reader.
Their declared mission is to empower teens to find the books that nourish their hearts and minds.
Through their work, they are building a community of readers.
The Book Truck is a project of Book Roots, Inc., a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Since it’s inception, The Book Truck has given away thousands of books to youth and young adults in the Los Angeles area.
Cornelia Funke has written bestsellers such as Reckless, The Thief Lord and the Inkheart Trilogy. She has also written countless beloved picture books such as The Princess Knight. Amongst the many awards and honors cornelia has earned is being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2005.
Elizabeth Dragga studied law and began her career as an education advocate working with under-served foster youth in Los Angeles. She also worked at the independent bookstore Children's Book World and quickly became the managing director of the store's non-profit book donation program. Additionally, she served as the middle school librarian at St. Timothy School in West Los Angeles.
Both women deeply believe that every person is a reader and deserves to be respected as such.
Suggested Donation: $ 5.- per Family
Info: +1 323 525 3388