Tags: StoryFest / Youth

Wednesday: Mar 21

Writing About Race & Social Justice: An Evening with Lamar Giles, Jason Reynolds, and Nic Stone

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

UVa Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

Lamar Giles (Overturned), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), and Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss their acclaimed fiction for young readers, the challenges and opportunities facing writers of color, and the decisions involved in writing about race, social justice, gun violence, and other tough topics for teens and adults.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

Friday: Mar 23

Overcoming the Uncomfortable: Middle-Grade Fiction with Heart

Fri. March 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tracey Baptiste (Rise of the Jumbies), Dusti Bowling (Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus), and Natalie Dias Lorenzi (A Long Pitch Home) discuss the characters, settings, and challenges featured in their popular and empathetic novels for middle-grade readers.

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Tags: Fiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals, StoryFest / Youth

Saturday: Mar 24

23rd Annual Kids’ Book Swap

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Children's Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Bring your gently used children’s books and trade for new-to-you books. We’ll start with fifty boxes of books in the morning and will keep swapping until lunchtime. It’s free and it’s fun!

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Tags: StoryFest / Youth

African-American Heroes: Lives Told in Pictures

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lesa Cline-Ransome (Before She was Harriet), James Ransome (Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You), and Carole Boston Weatherford (Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library) read from and discuss their historical picture books for children, which tell important stories of African-American heroes in the Civil Rights and social justice movements.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Biography / Memoir, Education / Teaching, History, Nonfiction, StoryFest / Youth

Wild About Reading!

Sat. March 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Virginia Discovery Museum

524 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

“Get wild” about reading with WHTJ / WVPT PBS and the Virginia Discovery Museum as they host some of Virginia’s feathered and furry friends with Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary will be on hand. Meet wild animals who migrate, hibernate, or just tough it out, and learn how human activities can affect animals.

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Tags: Sports / Outdoors / Animals, StoryFest / Youth

Storytime Marathon

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Children's Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

A selection of beloved children’s authors and illustrators take turns reading from their books, interspersed with short activities for children ages 3-6. Parents are welcome to join in as well, and drop-ins are encouraged at this informal program.

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Tags: StoryFest / Youth

Voces sin Fronteras: Latinx Youth Speak Their Truth

Sat. March 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Teen writers Alejandro, J.J., Lisa, and Selena join teaching artists Juan Pacheco and Jason Rodriguez to discuss the creative process and their personal stories involved in the creation of this graphic memoir collection (Voces sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth) by Latinx youth in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Comics and Graphic Novels, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

Sunday: Mar 25

Letters About Literature Celebration

Sun. March 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

David Barclay Moore (The Stars Beneath Our Feet) will give honorary remarks to kick off this celebration of Virginia students who were selected as winners and honorable mentions in the state-wide 2018 Letters About Literature competition. Select students will also be invited to read from their notable entries.

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Tags: Education / Teaching, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth