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March 31, 2011

Author, Mentor, Friend

Filed under: Authors, Literary — regana @ 4:34 pm

Louise Erdrich

Image from barnesandnoble.com

Louise Erdrich, author of wonderful books and owner of the wondrous Birchbark Books in Minneapolis, spent yesterday with Michelle Obama and nineteen other accomplished women, visiting schools in Washington, D.C., to highlight the importance of mentoring girls. Actresses Geena Davis, Hilary Swank, and Alfre Woodard, skater Michelle Kwan, astronaut Ellen Ochoa, and a raft of similarly renowned women later dined at the White House with 120 girls from D.C. schools in celebration of Women’s History Month. This event was also the kickoff for Lifetime Network’s national campaign to encourage mentorship of girls.

All together, now: You GO, Louise, and you GO, girls!

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