Village Cooperative School and the Bridge School to host Children’s Book Author/ Atinuke at Village Cooperative School on South Seattle College campus.

press release

Internationally acclaimed storyteller and award winning children’s book author, Atinuke, is coming to West Seattle to share her stories and tell the students of Village Cooperative School and the Bridge School about her work as a writer. Atinuke has written twelve children's books including the “Anna Hibiscus” and “No. 1 Car Spotter” series. This is a private event.

Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. Before writing her first book, “Anna Hibiscus,” she worked internationally as a storyteller, telling tales from both Africa and African diaspora. Her stories are a medley of traditional folklore and contemporary urban life. Atinuke now lives with her husband and sons in Wales.

Atinuke’s visit is a culmination of one eight-year old student’s curiosity leading to a question that unraveled into a famed author’s meeting. This is a great example of how parent supported, small, cooperative educational settings promote innovative learning opportunities for school aged students.

This special event is in collaboration with Village Cooperative School (West Seattle) and the Bridge School (Normandy Park). Both schools are based on a parent cooperative model and support project based and student led learning.

The Village Cooperative School is a K-2 cooperative school where students, parents and teachers learn, play, work and grow together. The school is housed at the South Seattle College and is an extension of the Cooperative Preschools of West Seattle. The school is in its inaugural year and is 13 students strong and looking to grow in the future.,

The Bridge School is a progressive, cooperative school established in 2010 by a small group of dedicated parents. The school serves students ages 5-11 and provides an education rich in exploration, community, connecting to nature and interdisciplinary learning. Learn more at or e-mail

DATE/TIME: Monday, April 21, 2004, 12:45 pm.
LOCATION: Village Cooperative School, # RAH 201, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA 98106

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