KCC children’s book “Blaze Goes to College” now available in Spanish

Detail from the cover of KCC's "Blaze Va a la Universidad" children's book.
The cover to KCC's "Blaze Va a la Universidad" children's book.

Kellogg Community College is pleased to announce that the College’s popular children’s book “Blaze Goes to College” is now available in Spanish.

The Spanish edition, titled “Blaze Va a la Universidad,” can be read for free on KCC’s website at www.kellogg.edu/blaze.

The fully illustrated, 32-page picture book follows a young version of KCC’s Bruin mascot Blaze, a cartoon bear, as he and his class take a field trip to the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek, learning about college and careers in the arts, health care, STEM fields and more. The book was written by KCC’s Digital Marketing Manager Simon Thalmann and illustrated by alumna Sara Parks, who was a student in KCC’s Graphic Design Program when she completed the illustrations last fall.

Translated from English with the assistance of Voces and Spanish-speaking KCC employees, print copies will be available for purchase in the on-campus Bruin Bookstore beginning in mid-September to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month events at KCC beginning Sept. 16. All profits from the book will go toward scholarships for the College’s Bruin Youth Programming camps and initiatives for area youth.

For more information about the book or other “Blaze Goes to College” initiatives, contact Thalmann at thalmanns@kellogg.edu. For more information about Bruin Youth Programming at KCC, contact KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at ll-info@kellogg.edu, call 269-965-4134 or visit www.kellogg.edu/youth.

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