We Are ALL Readers Festival of Diverse Children's Books

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We Are ALL Readers Festival of Diverse Children's Books

We Are ALL Readers is a free, annual book festival celebrating diverse children’s literature.

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North Kingstown High School 150 Fairway Drive North Kingstown, RI 02852

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us April 1, 2023 for the second annual We Are ALL Readers book festival! We have an amazing lineup of award-winning authors and illustrators this year, who will be reading, speaking, and signing books.

Check out our website for more information about our festival, our authors, and detailed festival schedule.

Schedule of events:

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 storytime 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 & Rivka's Best-Ever Challah (So Far!), Nerp!)
  • Winsome Bingham (Soul Food Sunday)
  • Danielle Greendeer (Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun'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
  • Walmart
  • Arcadis
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