Glassmans add to book series
Staff Report~ 4/2/2014
Cave Creek’s former interim town manager Rodney Glassman and his wife, Sasha, are preparing to release the latest book in their Jeremy Jackrabbit series.
Phoenix Public Library, in partnership with the Arizona Science Center, will host a celebration to launch the Glassman’s newest book in the series, “Jeremy Jackrabbit Captures the Sun,” 10 a.m. to noon on April 12 at the Arizona Science Center, located at 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix.
Illustrated by children from throughout the metropolitan area—including Scottsdale, Laveen, Chandler and Phoenix—more than 52,000 copies of the book will be distributed free of charge to every kindergarten student in Maricopa County.
Councilwoman Laura Pastor and Councilwoman Kate Gallego will read the book at the event after which the young artists will be available to sign the pages in the book which they illustrated.
Rodney Glassman, who holds a doctorate in arid land resource sciences and is also a former Tucson city councilman, currently serves as an attorney with Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. Sasha Glassman is an attorney and member of the Madison Elementary School District Governing Board.
The Glassmans’ first book, “Jeremy Jackrabbit Harvests the Rain,” was illustrated by children in Tucson and distributed to kindergarten students in Tucson Unified School District. Their second book, “Jeremy Jackrabbit Recycles the Can,” was the subject of a 2012 illustration contest in partnership with the library. More than 46,000 copies of the book were distributed to Phoenix area kindergarten students in April 2013.