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Imagination Friday with Christina Soontornvat

Join Christina Soontornvat in this exciting Imagination Friday online presentation of her book “All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Boys Tai Soccer Team” at 1 p.m. on October 17, 2020. Combining material from community interviews with in-depth science content and details about the region’s culture and religion, All Thirteen paints two scenes of unflagging perseverance: Aboveground, a global rescue team of military personnel, engineers, medics, cave divers, and other volunteers races to find the trapped boys. Almost half a mile below, a similarly heroic effort is taking place in the quiet darkness as the Wild Boars focus on conserving their energy and oxygen, and—most importantly—keeping their hopes up. Both the boys and their rescuers will soon prove to the world that even in the face of impossible odds, the human spirit is an irrepressible force.

livestream it on the WOW website.

The webinar will be recorded for those who wish to watch it at a later date on the WOW website. Teachers who want to show the webinar live to their classes will be able to live-stream the webinar.

Imagination Fridays participants can order signed copies of the books featured at

Imagination Friday is co-sponsored by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words, University of Arizona College of Education and occurs Fridays from 1 to 1:40 p.m. through December 2020 with a different author or illustrator each week.

(Photo credit: Sam Bond Photography)

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