Rochester City School District
Media Advisory
Monday, October 7, 2019
Editor Contact:
Carlos Garcia
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Reading Comes to Life with Horses and Cowboys at Pinnacle School No. 35
Author G. Neri to visit school and speak to students about his book
G. Neri, Coretta Scott King honor-winning author
Author to visit school to speak to students about his book
Wednesday, October 9, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pinnacle School No. 35
194 Field Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Students at Pinnacle School No. 35 in Rochester will get a chance to be transported into the book they’re reading when Coretta Scott King honor-winning author G. Neri visits their school on Wed., October 9, from 10-11 a.m., complete with some horses! 
The third through sixth-grade students are reading G. Neri’s book Ghetto Cowboy , a story of Cole, a young boy who goes to live in Philly with the dad he’s never met, and the last thing he expects to see is a horse—let alone a stable full of them. Ghetto Cowboy is inspired by the real life urban black horsemen of North Philadelphia and the Brooklyn-Queens area.
Nazareth College education students taking a site-based class at School No. 35 worked with the Nazareth Frontier Center for Urban Education and the Monroe County Libraries Greater Teen Read to bring author G. Neri in to speak to the students about his book. 
Nazareth and the Pinnacle School each bought a set of his books for the children to read before the author’s visit, and a Nazareth education student worked with A Horse’s Friend to bring horses to the school to interact with the third through sixth grade students on the day of the event. 

On Site Media Contacts:
Brenda Torres-Santana, School No. 35 principal
Ellen Contopidis, Nazareth School of Education
Laura Jones, Nazareth School of Education
131 W. Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14614 | 585-262-8100