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We Are ALL Readers Children’s Book Festival

April 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

The We Are ALL Readers Children’s Book Festival returns to North Kingstown High School for a celebration of diverse children’s books! This event is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy storytimes and author talks from award-winning authors and illustrators who represent a wide range of American life experiences. Attendees will have a chance to meet them, ask questions, and have their books personally signed. The first 300 kids at the event will be able to choose a free new book to take home!

This festival will also include kids’ hands-on activities, a pop-up bookstore with new releases, and community organization tables. Kid-friendly lunch and snacks will be available from food trucks on site. Check out our website for more information.

All Day:
Wakefield Books pop-up bookstore with author signings
Hands-on crafts and activities for kids
Book giveaway by Reach Out and Read (First 300 kids each get a free book!)
Food Trucks!

10:00 – 12:00 Picture Book Storytimes with Authors and Illustrators
Jeanette Bradley (Something Great, No World Too Big)
Juana Martinez-Neal (Fry Bread, Alma and How She Got Her Name)
Sarah Lynne Reul (Bubbie and Rivka’s Best-Ever Challah (So Far!), Nerp!)
Winsome Bingham (Soul Food Sunday)
Danielle Greendeer (Keepunumuk: Wee芒chumun’s Thanksgiving Story)

11:00 Hands-on Comics Workshop for Kids 8-12 with MJ Robinson (limited space, preregister as an “add on”)

11:00 – 2:00 Food Trucks: Haven Brothers and Willie’s Place

12:30 – 1:30 Graphic Novelists Take the Stage
Jarrett Lerner (Geeger the Robot, EngiNerds)
Lee Durfey-Lavoie and Veronica Agarwal (Just Roll With It)

1:40 – 3:10 Middle Grade Author Talks
Lisa Stringfellow (A Comb of Wishes)
Padma Venkatraman (Born Behind Bars, The Bridge Home)
Debbi Michiko Florence (Jasmine Toguchi series, This is How I Roll)

Thank you to our sponsors!
Harbor Creative Arts
Washington Trust
Coastal 1 Credit Union

Website: https://go.evvnt.com/1511992-2?pid=10328



North Kingstown High School
150 Fairway Drive
North Kingstown, RI 02852 United States
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We Are ALL Readers