Jaydine Rendall’s new young reader novel “High Plains Heroes: Josiah” debuts on Saturday, May 20, from 12:30-4pm. The Greeley History Museum and High Plains Library District are co-hosting Rendall’s book release party. The community is invited to come meet the author, purchase a book, and mention the event for free museum admission- compliment of HPLD!
The historical fiction book, which retails for $7.50, is written for 3rd through 5th graders and tells the story of Josiah Sullivan, a thirteen-year old living in the Colorado high plains region in 1862. Josiah’s path crosses with a young Arapaho boy, Lost Stick. As their cultures collide, Josiah must decide whether Lost Stick is a friend or enemy. This young reader novel is a thoroughly researched and a historically-accurate depiction of the early days of Weld County.
The Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., will sell the book in its gift shop with free museum admission offered to visitors interested in meeting Rendall and checking out the local history exhibits that Saturday from 12:30 to 4pm. There’s also a special author-led presentation at 1:30pm and Rendall will begin signing purchased copies of her book at 2pm.