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Children's Book Festival - At North Kingstown High School - With We Are ALL Readers

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 04/06/2024
We Are ALL Readers shares and celebrates stories and creators representing diverse cultures and lived experiences so that ALL readers see themselves, develop empathy for others, and are inspired to change the world.

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Free admission
​Activities for kids and families. Reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite

April 6, 2024

North Kingstown High School 
150 Fairway Dr
​North Kingstown, RI

Event Schedule
Doors open at 9:30 am, scheduled events begin at 10:00.

9:30 - 2  Hands-on Activities and Book Signings (Cafeteria)
Join us in the cafeteria for hands-on art and writing activities for kids, a pop-up bookstore hosted by Wakefield books, book signings by our presenting authors and illustrators, and community tables. From 11 - 2 there will be food trucks outside.

10:00 - 11:35  Picture Book Storytimes with Authors and Illustrators (Auditorium)
Join our authors and illustrators on stage in the auditorium for a cozy storytime and Q&A session. Book signings/Author meet-and-greets will follow each talk.
10:00        Opening Remarks (Auditorium)
10:10        Kim Fleming 
10:30        Jamie Michalak
10:55        Valerie Bolling 
11:15          Eric Valesquez

10:45 - 11:30  Make Your Own Comics Workshop (Library)
Rhode Island graphic novelist Cathy Johnson (THE BREAKAWAYS) will teach this hands-on comics making workshop for kids 7-13. Preregistration required because of limited space. A book signings/Author meet-and-greet will follow the workshop.  Pre-register on eventbrite - the comics workshop is an add-on ticket to the main event.

11:30 - 12:00   Rhode Island Bucket Drummers (Outside)
Feel the beat at this heart-pounding drumming performance, followed by an interactive drumming session for kids.

12:00 - 1:35     Graphic Novel Author Talks (Auditorium)
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of graphic novel creation with these four creators. Book signings/Author meet-and-greets will follow each talk. 
12:00        Shauna Grant
12:25        Damian Alexander
12:50        Raul the Third
1:15           Alex Graudins

1:40    We Belong on the Page - Teen Art Show Opening (Atrium) 
Teens from across Rhode Island reimagine book covers for banned and challenged books, and reflect on why these books matter to them, their community, and the world at large. Come celebrate these young creators and join the conversation! 

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North Kingstown High School
150 Fairway Dr
North Kingstown, RI, 02852
United States
Contact name: 
We Are ALL Readers
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