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Heather Shumaker Talk and Open House

October 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Come hear Heather Shumaker, author of It’s OK NOT to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids, give a talk. An open house with refreshments will follow.

Heather Shumaker is the author of books for children and adults.

In the parenting and education realm, Heather has two “renegade parenting” books that question conventional practices. With It’s OK Not to Share, and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide, Heather promotes play, conflict mediation skills and no homework for young children. Her books have won awards (Nautilus Silver Award, Books for a Better Life finalist) and been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Romanian, and Russian.

Heather is a nationally known speaker who frequently keynotes and teaches workshops. She speaks at early childhood conferences around the U.S. and Canada, as well as schools, libraries and writing conferences. She loves to share her joy of books and children with audiences everywhere.

Heather holds a BA in sociology/ anthropology from Swarthmore College and an MS in land resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today Heather lives up in northern Michigan with her husband and two children.