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Silicon Valley Reads: Sal Pizarro reads Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle


Join Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro as he reads Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle.

Nubs, and Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two formed a fast friendship, made stronger by Dennis's willingness to share his meals, offer a warm place to sleep, and give Nubs the kind of care and attention he had never received before. Nubs became part of Dennis's human "pack" until duty required the Marines to relocate a full 70 miles away--without him. Nubs had no way of knowing that Marines were not allowed to have pets.

So began an incredible journey that would take Nubs through a freezing desert, filled with danger to find his friend, and would lead Dennis on a mission that would touch the hearts of people all over the world. Nubs and Dennis will remind readers that friendship has the power to cross deserts, continents, and even species.

Nubs is nominated for the California Young Reader Medal, and is the recipient of 10 State Children's Choice Awards, The Christopher Medal, and the National Parenting Publication Gold Award.

For more information, contact Youth Services at 1-408-615-2916.

This program is co-sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.