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A Celebration Benefiting Our 3rd Annual FALL INTO READING

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Mott Haven Historic District

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We're throwing a party...for grown-ups!

Maria Russo, children's books editor of The New York Times Books Review, will join us to celebrate the release of her new book, How to Raise a Reader, co-authored with The New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul. The program will feature a discussion and book signing with Maria; complimentary snacks and beverages provided by local chefs and Bronx purveyors; and a silent auction. Each ticket includes one copy of How to Raise a Reader.

Ticket sales will benefit this year's 3rd annual FALL INTO READING book giveaway for Bronx kids. Additional copies of the book may also be purchased here or at the event. This event is for adults only and will take place at a private home in the Mott Haven Historic District of the South Bronx. The exact address will be provided to ticket holders approximately one week before the event.

Can't make it? We still appreciate your support! You can sponsor a ticket for a local educator or parent who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend or contribute in any amount you'd like.

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THE BOOK

Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.

THE AUTHOR

Maria Russo is the children's books editor of The New York Times Books Review. She has been a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, The New York Observer, and Salon, and holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and three children.

FALL INTO READING

Every fall Boogie Down Books hosts FALL INTO READING, a book giveaway for several hundred kids in the South Bronx, where each child gets to "shop" around at our pop-up bookshop before selecting a book of their choice to keep–absolutely free.

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