Emma Rea 


Tuesday 4th August, 11am

Join Emma Rea, the author of My Name is River, for an environmental themed Library Adventures Live! event.

Emma will be reading from My Name is River, a story about friendship, home, wilderness, poverty and always trying to find a way forward. She’ll be inviting children to get creative, in a session that will entertain and educate in equal measure. If you’ve any questions about being an author that you’d like her to answer, you can send them in advance to lal@kirklees.gov.uk.

Praise for My Name is River
“Wow! What a book! It’s riveting, it’s moving, it’s topical, it’s superb! … superb writing, brilliant characters, a glorious adventure and the warmest of heart. Amazing!’ Malachy Doyle

“This book has it all – friendship and family; adventure, peril and humour; the environment and a fantastic setting; power, class and poverty; other countries, cultures and ways of life… ” Waterstones

Emma has had all sorts of jobs: book reviewer, journalist, salesperson of cardboard boxes, temporary secretary, but the most fun was being a tractor driver for two summers and spending all day in the fields.

Watch Emma’s introduction here:


Watch Emma’s adventure live or catch up here: