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TweensRead Book Festival 2017

Margaret Hale, Co-Director & Julie Mulkey, Co-Director

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

TweensRead Book Festival 2017

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Elementary School Student's Ticket
Grades K-5
23h 13m Free  
Middle School Student's Ticket
Grades 6-8
23h 13m Free  
High School Student's Ticket
Student Grades 9-12
23h 13m Free  
College or University Student's Ticket 23h 13m Free  
Teacher's Ticket 23h 13m Free  
Librarian's Ticket 23h 13m Free  
School Administrator 23h 13m Free  
Adult, Parent or Chaperone's Ticket   more info 23h 13m Free  
Volunteer's Ticket 23h 13m Free  

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Event Details

Calling all tweens!

Do you love books?  
So do we!  

Come meet 25 of your favorite authors for free.  

These are celebrated middle grade fiction authors with keynote address from Leland Melvin! In addition to the keynote authors, the following authors will be speaking on panels throughout the day: David Barclay-Moore, Stephen Bramucci, Jessica Brody, Jake Burt, Rob Buyea, Andrew Clements, Lindsay Eager, Alan Gratz, Lisa Greenwald, Paul Griffin, James Hannibal, Caleb Zane Huett, Victoria Jamieson, Erin Entrada Kelly, Kate Milford, Celia Perez, James Ponti, Corabel Shofner, Christina Soontornvat, Tamara Ireland Stone, Wade Albert White, Judd Winick, Allan Woodrow, and Kat Yeh.  Also Enjoy great books, food (including some of Houston's best food trucks), and friends.  You’ll even get to ask your favorite author questions at the end. 

See you there!  We can't wait to see you!

Be sure to bring your ticket with you - your ticket will take you to the FAST PASS line!

 If you are bringing a bus please be sure to read the information here: 

Who is invited to participate?

  • The target audience is tweens who are in grades 5-8.
  • We welcome teachers, librarians, parents, and other advocates for children's and adolescent literacy attending with their tweens.
  • The Festival will be promoted throughout the greater Houston area at public libraries, schools, and other youth-oriented agencies.


Goals of the Tweens Read Book Festival

The goal of the Tweens Read Book Festival is to celebrate and promote reading by connecting tweens with authors. The target audience for the event is students in grades 5-8.  The Festival organizers seek to:

  • Connect tween readers to local and national authors and illustrators.
  • Encourage interaction between aspiring tween writers and established authors.
  • Educate, enrich, inform, and entertain local tweens and other participants.
  • Celebrate the educational and recreational benefits of tween reading and writing.
  • Ignite a passion for reading and writing in the tween community.



Have questions about TweensRead Book Festival 2017? Contact Margaret Hale, Co-Director & Julie Mulkey, Co-Director

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When & Where

South Houston High School
3820 Shaver St
South Houston, TX 77587

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Margaret Hale, Co-Director & Julie Mulkey, Co-Director

Dr. Hale is a Professor at the University of Houston, and Ms. Mulkey is a retired librarian from Shaw Middle School in Pasadena ISD. 

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