Author to discuss children's book on 1997 flood at Fargo Public Library on Thursday

The children's novel is set in Ada, Minnesota, during the April 1997 flood in the Red River Valley.

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FARGO — Author Elizabeth Raum will be at the Fargo Public Library's main branch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, for a conversation about her book, "Storm Warning."

The children's novel is set in Ada, Minnesota, during the April 1997 flood in the Red River Valley. Raum worked to capture the fear, uncertainty and heroism during the "flood of the century" in her book.

In partnership, the public libraries in Fargo, Grand Forks, Moorhead, Wahpeton and West Fargo are highlighting "Storm Warning" throughout April in a project called Red River Valley Kids Read. Children throughout the valley are invited to read the book and find out more about this historic moment in local history at a variety of events to be held at each partner library.

At the Thursday talk, Raum will share her experiences during the 1997 flood and explain what prompted her to write the story. She will also talk about the role of children during the flood.

The free event is open to people of all ages, and no registration is requried.


An author of over 160 books, several of which have been Junior Library Guild choices, Raum is a former teacher, elementary school and college librarian, and is currently a full-time writer. She splits her time between Fargo and Greeneville, Tennessee.

For details about Raum’s author visit and information on the Red River Valley Kids Read project, contact the Children’s Services Department at 701-241-1495.

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