Fannie & Freddie Book Release Party on Oct 19

October 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

When they come for the home of Nurse Maggie McWhite, will the people of Homeville stand up for what's right?

Fannie and Freddie are mischievous, larger-than-life siblings who live in the village of Homeville alongside their neighbor, Nurse Maggie McWhite. When their neighbors express a desire to have their own homes, Fannie and Freddie concoct a scheme to swindle them out of their money. But their scheme quickly sets off a disastrous chain of events that threatens to destroy the village of Homeville--unless Maggie McWhite and her neighbors find the courage to stand up and fight back. This whimsical, collaboratively illustrated picture book uses rhyme and allegory to tell the story of the housing crisis--making it accessible for people of all ages.

Written by Becky Z. Dernbach. Illustrations by Eva Rose Cohen, Connie Gretsch, Dan P. Moore, Elizabeth Graff, Caylin Crawford, Kathleen Murphy-Andrus, and Cat Salonek. Photography by Mark R. Brown. Artistic direction by Jillia Pessenda Bovino. Graphic design by Bill Panks. Co-produced by Occupy Homes MN.

We will have refreshments, storytelling, the original artwork, and a reading. Family-friendly event--bring the kids!

For more information on the book, author, and illustrators, please visit