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Story Time with Guest Author Rolandas Dabrukas

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

Story Time. featuring guest authors, is the first Saturday of every month

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I AM DIFFERENT is a children’s book about discrimination and true friendship. Tutis is a little frog, ostracized by other frogs because of his orange skin color. He is captured by a young stork who becomes his best friend and shows him that being different isn’t important – that being friendly and sensitive toward each other is what matters. “This is an inspiring story about kindness and inclusion, whimsically illustrated by the author.” – Gail Mishkin, Flintridge Bookstore

ROLANDAS DABRUKAS was born in Lithuania, where he received his B.A. degree in fine art and taught art before emigrating to the U.S. in 2001. He received his M.F.A. from Western Connecticut State University and served on the faculty there as well as at other colleges in the state. In 2011, he moved to Los Angeles, where he currently teaches art both privately and at the Learning Castle & La Cañada Preparatory School. He has an illustration and design business, is a performance artist, and is very involved in the Los Angeles Lithuanian cultural community.