Young Audiences of Northeast Texas

MBC and I are pleased to announce our affiliation with Young Audiences of Northeast Texas (YANE). Here’s the story:

Celebrated Children’s Author Brings Joy to Students

Mary Brooke Casad joins Young Audiences of Northeast Texas

            Mary Brooke Casad, author of the celebrated “Bluebonnet the Armadillo” children’s books, will make her first appearance as a Young Audiences of Northeast Texas teaching artist in early March.

            Casad’s program, “The Adventures of Bluebonnet the Armadillo,” features the journey of the title character as she travels throughout Texas and visits the state’s most important historical landmarks. From the East Texas Oil Museum to the Johnson Space Center, Bluebonnet comes from page to stage in the form of a delightfully sweet and shy puppet, who, along with Casad, shares the importance of history with her audience. Casad’s program also highlights the importance of reading comprehension, storytelling, and appreciation of the writing process.

            Casad joins a roster of over 30 teaching artists who perform for schools and organizations across the Northeast Texas region. Since 1997, Young Audiences of Northeast Texas has been using the arts to enrich the lives of students and enhance their education. In addition to performances, Young Audiences’ also provides arts integrated workshops and residencies to enhance learning across the curriculum, as well as professional learning opportunities for area teachers.

            Schools or organizations interested in booking Casad’s program or any other Young Audiences performance can call (903) 561-2787 or visit

Looking forward to our visits with young readers and writers, Bluebonnet Armadillo