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TweensRead Book Festival 2018

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

TweensRead Book Festival 2018

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Elementary School Student's Ticket
Grades K-5
Oct 13, 2018 Free  
Middle School Student's Ticket
Grades 6-8
Oct 13, 2018 Free  
High School Student's Ticket
Student Grades 9-12
Oct 13, 2018 Free  
College or University Student's Ticket Oct 13, 2018 Free  
Teacher's Ticket Oct 13, 2018 Free  
Librarian's Ticket Oct 13, 2018 Free  
School Administrator Oct 13, 2018 Free  
Adult, Parent or Chaperone's Ticket   more info Oct 13, 2018 Free  
Volunteer's Ticket Oct 13, 2018 Free  

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Event Details

Calling all tweens!

Do you love books?  
So do we!  

Come meet 27 of your favorite authors for free.  

These are celebrated middle grade fiction authors with keynote address from Varian Johnson! In addition to the keynote authors, the following authors will be speaking on panels throughout the day: Julissa Arce, Jeanne Birdsall, Ryan Calejo, J.C. Cervantes, Soman Chainani, Marie Miranda Cruz, Donna Gephart, Stu Gibbs, Karina Yan Glaser, Margaret Peterson Haddix, K.A. Holt, Tae Keller, Hena Khan, Stacy McAnulty, Torrey Maldonado, Ketherine Marsh, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Brendan Reichs, Leila Sales, Vicotria Schwab, T.R. Simon, Mariko Tamaki, Brooklyn Allen, Mark Tatulli, Jacqqueline West, and Jenniger Ziegler .  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 allow you to use 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 2018? Contact Margaret Hale, Co-Director & Julie Mulkey, Co-Director

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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