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Smart Girls Read – The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Parish Episcopal School, Noble Family Performing Arts Center, Eller Hall

Smart Girls Read

Do you love to read? Do you love to talk about books? Do you read more in the summer? If so, Smart Girls Read is the place to be for you this summer. We will read one book a month (June, July, August) and meet to discuss the book and its themes while making new friends!

For our June kick-off event, we’ll be reading The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. Here’s a brief synopsis of the book: Five years. That’s how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, crisscrossing the nation. It’s also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished – the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box – she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days…without him realizing it.

Discussion is facilitated by Dr. Kelly Jameson, a therapist and speaker in Dallas who specializes in teens! Dr. Jameson has loved reading since middle school when she was captivated by the books series The Babysitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High. She has been reading ever since and believes books help us better understand ourselves and the world around us. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

This event is for rising 5th-8th grade girls.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022


4 – 6 p.m.

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Meet your facilitator

Kelly Jameson, PhD

Kelly Jameson, PhD is a therapist and public speaker. Her private practice focuses on adolescents and their parents, especially moms. She believes having mom friends is crucial to good mental health, and she created this event to prove her theory.

Will I receive a ticket?

No, simply show up and we will have your name on a list!

Is the book included in the ticket price?

No, but we encourage you to shop local at Interabang Books on Lovers Lane.

Should I have read the book before the event?

Yes, that would be helpful but not 100% necessary. We will use the book at the event, so please bring it with you.

Is this a monthly book club?

No, this is a social event we offer a few times during the summer!

If I buy a ticket and cannot attend, can I get a refund?

What?? You can’t make it? Bummer! Refunds are not offered but we encourage you to gift your ticket to a friend or let us know and we will make sure someone fills your seat.

Is this event for girls only?

Yes, this event is for rising 5th-8th grade girls.

Can I show up by myself?

Absolutely! We promise you a night of fun and connection with other girls your age!