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Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Quick Center, May 4

Authors will present their new book, Rescue & Jessica, which tells the story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog.

As part of Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, the Quick Center for the Arts is hosting an exciting event on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Fairfield University Bookstore, authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes and their black lab service dog named Rescue, will present the release of their new book, Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship. This event is free and open to the public. 

The story is based loosely on the couple’s own experiences as amputees, having both lost legs in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2014, and how their service dog has changed their lives. In the book, Rescue meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she’d imagined it. With Rescue by her side, Jessica is able to accomplish everyday tasks and live a life she loves.

To reserve a seat please email FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com with the number of people attending. Please specify which session you would like to attend as space is limited. Session #1 begins at 10 a.m. and Session #2 begins at 1 p.m. Each session will be approximately 45 minutes in length including time for Q&A. Signed copies of Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship will be available for purchase at the event.

Over 750 schools, libraries, and bookstores will celebrate Children’s Book Week from April 30 to May 6 from coast to coast in all 50 states. Fairfield University Bookstore is proud to be an event host for the 99th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week.

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Location: Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts

Additional Details:

To reserve a seat please email FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com with the number of people attending. Please specify which session you would like to attend as space is limited. Session #1 begins at 10 a.m. and Session #2 begins at 1 p.m. Each session will be approximately 45 minutes in length including time for Q&A. Signed copies of Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship will be available for purchase at the event.

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Authors will present their new book, Rescue & Jessica, which tells the story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog.
Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Quick Center, May 4
Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Quick Center, May 4
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
Friday, May 4
10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts
To reserve a seat please email FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com with the number of people attending. Please specify which session you would like to attend as space is limited. Session #1 begins at 10 a.m. and Session #2 begins at 1 p.m. Each session will be approximately 45 minutes in length including time for Q&A. Signed copies of Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship will be available for purchase at the event.
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