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WBUR CitySpace: Circle Round Book Launch Party

WBUR CitySpace: Circle Round Book Launch Party

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 11:00AM ET
Event address: 
WBUR CitySpace
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

We are proud to be the official booksellers for this WBUR CitySpace event.


Circle Round Book Launch Party

Circle Round is throwing another party to launch its fourth picture book…and you’re invited!

Join host Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis as they present an exciting reading of “The Lion's Whisker” — with live music and a super-fun audience Q&A!

All the Circle Round books will be available for purchase at the event from our bookstore partner Brookline Booksmith. After storytime, get your books signed by Rebecca and Eric, and find all sorts of other surprises in the CitySpace lobby!

About “The Lion's Whisker”

Filled with vibrant folk art and thoughtful lessons, this picture book rooted in Ethiopian folktales reveals the power of patience, understanding, and sibling love.

Courage, collaboration, patience, and sibling love prevail in this folktale with its roots in the Ethiopian tradition. "The Lion's Whisker" tells the story of Brother and Sister who are constantly arguing. When Grandmother sends them on a dangerous mission to pluck a lion's whisker for her magical potion, the siblings learn valuable lessons about the strength gained by working together, being brave, and showing patience and understanding for others.

This classic folktale is brought to life for today’s kids by Rebecca Sheir—creator and host of the award-winning Circle Round storytelling podcast­—with the vibrant and modern folk art of Kenyan illustrator Nikita Abuya.