Children's book writer Patricia Polacco will read from her hew picture book "The Blessing Cup" during a free event at St. Louis County Library Headquarters at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9.
Polacco told her great-grandmother's story of coming to America as a child in the beloved classic, "The Keeping Quilt." Now, in this companion book, Polacco tells about great-grandmother Anna's life before leaving Russia and about the legacy of the family's china tea set. "The Blessing Cup" is a story of family, tradition, and, most of all, love. The tea cup from the original set in the story is still in Polacco's family today.
Copies of "The Blessing Cup" will be for sale at the event from Classroom Library Company.