Spotlight: March 11, 2023 | Brave Books Story Hour Featuring Mary Ellen Cuzela, Cinco Ranch Branch Library Fort Bend County

The Brave Publishing Company, known as Brave Books and renowned throughout America for its stalwart defense of children’s rights and family values is hosting their Katy-area Brave Books Story Hour at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library on March 11, 2023 (Saturday).

Situated at 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library is part of Fort Bend County Libraries and will see Mary Ellen Cuzela introduce some of the best books for children to the wider Katy and west Houston communities.

Brave Books Story Hour at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 11 a.m., but do be sure to arrive some time before 10 a.m., because Brave Books Story Hours do have a track record of large turnouts and happy, excited queues of parents and their children. This wave of support for Brave Books has become a nationwide phenomenon at many public libraries.

Mary Ellen Cuzela Running For Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees

Brave Books is helping candidates and parents in the Katy Independent School District jurisdictional area. Katy mother Fabiana Pimentel has asked longtime parent-volunteer Mary Ellen Cuzela (#Cuzela4KISD) to read at the Brave Books Story Hour in Fort Bend County. On March 11, Cuzela will introduce As You Grow and Little Lives Matter. As You Grow is particularly eye-catching for the way it has made news across the nation due to pressures put on its author Kirk Cameron to give up on family values. But neither Cameron nor Cuzela will back down.

Cuzela will read from Cameron’s book on the SkyTree saga. In As You Grow, the SkyTree community matures into a haven for Freedom Island and a symbol of hope for all. Starting from a seed, SkyTree has grown into a massive tree through many trials and triumphs. As you track the gentle giant’s growth, read the words of wisdom that have guided this tree and learn about love, joy and gentleness.

English- and Spanish-proficient Mary Ellen Cuzela is a University of Houston alumna and member of the Catholic Church at Saint John Vianney Parish, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail near Memorial, Houston. She served on the church board, taught youth religious education and raised her three kids in Katy ISD schools. Cuzela has an enterprise software background, and is a successful business entrepreneur in addition to being at the forefront of representing mothers and parents in church and in the Katy area. The Cuzelas are in their twenty-fourth year of marriage, and Mary’s family has been in Texas for over five generations. Mary Ellen Cuzela is running for Position 5 on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Election Day is May 6, 2023 and early voting opens April 24, 2023.

Follow Mary Ellen Cuzela’s views and ideas at,, Instagram @cuzela4katyisd and tweet on Twitter with the hashtag #Cuzela4KISD

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