Scarlett Lewis will sign copies of book as part of city’s One Story project

In partnership with the Literacy Center of Milford and Milford’s One City, One Story’s kindness campaign, Scarlett Lewis, author of Nurturing  Healing Love and founder of  the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation, will sign copies of her book on Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1375 Boston Post Road, Milford.
Jesse Lewis, a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was killed during the tragic shootings at the school after he directed his friends to safety.
Tami Jackson, executive director of The Literacy Center of Milford, will host a variety of craft activities from 5 to 7 p.m. In keeping with the subject book of Milford’s One City, One Story project, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and its main character Auggie’s passion for Star Wars, children can create a Star Wars mask.
Because Jesse Lewis had a keen interest in ducks, children can also make duck masks and puppets. Members of Foran High School’s Key Club will assist children at the craft stations. They will also provide face painting.    
Pirate and super hero crafts will be available because Brian, of The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, likes drawing comics about “greedy pirates battling space aliens, and superheroes with the power to make friends everywhere.” Additional activities include an Acts of Kindness Tree and Create a Kindness Jar.
A mask parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. and a raffle at 6:45 p.m. The Invisible Boy will be read at 5:30 p.m. and an excerpt from Wonder at 6 p.m.
The Literacy Center of Milford will receive a portion of the book fair sales. Customers should present a book fair voucher or mention that they are with the book fair when making a purchase.
For more information, call Karen Dydzuhn, community business development manager at Barnes & Noble, Inc., at 203-301-0371.