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March 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Sarah Maslin Nir & Whispering Manes!
Books & Books and Whispering Manes presents…
AN EVENING WITH Sarah Maslin Nir
The Flying Horse (Once Upon a Horse #1)
(Cameron Kids, $16.99)
Tuesday, March 28th, 5PM
LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables | Featuring two miniature horses from Whispering Manes!
Don’t miss out on the chance to meet Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir! Featuring a special appearance…
Thanks to Whispering Manes, get up close and personal with two therapy ponies! Gather the whole family and join us for a fun-filled night that’s sure to create unforgettable memories.
In support of Give Back for Special Equestrians and Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center, we will donate 10% to Whispering Manes.
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event. Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
From author of the memoir Horse Crazy, the first in a series of fictional middle-grade novels inspired by real horses and the people who love them
Trendsetter is a horse destined to fly—in more ways than one. Sarah is a horse-loving seventh grader who has a secret and a fear of losing the one thing she loves most in the world. Separated by an ocean, a horse and a girl’s parallel struggles to be their best include lots of luck and grit, some stubbornness, and a few failures. It is only when they find each other that the two kindred spirits find themselves. Together they learn that what’s important in life isn’t greatness—it’s being great at being you. Inspired by a real horse and a real girl, The Flying Horse will make horse-lovers’ hearts soar.
About the Author:
Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for The New York Times and the author of the new Once Upon a Horse series of children’s books, featuring true stories from across the equestrian world. Book 1, The Flying Horse, comes out on March 14, 2023. Nir is also the author of the adult nonfiction book Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal published in 2020 by Simon and Schuster. She rides hunters competitively and is the mom of four horses and one pony.
About Whispering Manes:
Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization offering therapeutic horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship classes for people with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Through safe and supervised individually tailored programs with specialized horses, participants with a wide range of disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in equine assisted activities that promote physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.
Centrally located in Miami-Dade County we serve a community that would otherwise not have access to equine assisted activities. Participants interact with horses through un-mounted and mounted activities while being supervised by PATH certified professionals. The program aims to promote improvements in core and overall muscle strength, balance, gross and fine motor skills and communication skills. Additionally, participants frequently achieve a sense of self-accomplishment and self-esteem that is promoted by the powerful bond between humans and horses. For more information: https://whisperingmanes.org/