Johnette Downing to visit parish libraries

Published 11:15 pm Wednesday, June 11, 2008

“Celebrate the joy of childhood through music and literature” is Johnette Downing’s mission statement. Downing will be at the Concordia Parish libraries today. She will be in Ferriday at 10:15 a.m. and then again in Vidalia at 2 p.m.

Downing is an author and a multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician performing original music with Louisiana spice for children internationally. Johnette is dedicated to sharing her Louisiana musical and literary heritage from the roots up with children.

Downing’s has garnered multiple awards including five Parents’ Choice Awards, two Parent’s Guide To Children’s Media Awards, four National Parenting Publications Awards, three iParenting Media Awards, a Family Choice Award, a Family Review Center Award and an Imagination Award. Her work has received rave reviews on and in Nick Jr. Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Parent’s Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, American Library Association’s Booklist, School Library Journal, Washington Post, Early Childhood News, Cookie Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, New Orleans Magazine and Big Apple Parent to name a few.

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