Author Aaron Fox will share his children's book about Mizzou's lovable mascot, Truman the Tiger, from 4 to 5 p.m. July 18 at the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton.
"How Truman Found His Roar" follows a young Truman on his journey across Tiger Country in search of his roar and tells how he became the mascot he is today. Along the way, he passes familiar Mizzou and Columbia landmarks.
The event, which is co-sponsored by the library and the Callaway County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association, was originally scheduled for 2020, but postponed due to COVID.
Fox has written several children's books, including "The Secret Life of Sloan the Sloth," "The Legend of the Mask" and "How Can I Help – A Children's Guide to Giving Back."
The author will read his book, and youngsters will get Mizzou souvenirs and have an opportunity to create crafts and coloring pages. Kate Geppert, vice president, and Susan Krumm, scholarship chair, will be on hand to assist the children.
For more information on the alumni chapter's activities, contact Michele Atkinson, president, at [email protected] or visit the chapter's Facebook page, Mizzou Alumni – Callaway County.
This story was corrected at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday to include the right date.