UC Berkeley Celebrates Children’s Literacy!
This Saturday, The Friends of the Oakland Public Library will be attending Cal Day and the 16th Celebration of Children’s Literature and Literacy. Representatives from FOPL, along with OPL, will be there passing out information at this free, public event. You should consider joining us there too!
From their website:
During CAL Day, UC Berkeley’s Annual Open House on April 21st, the Graduate School of Education will host the Celebration of Children’s Literature and Literacy in the Education-Psychology Library, Tolman Hall, 2nd floor, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.
This popular celebration — which is free and open to the public — is expanding this year, as the Graduate School of Education partners with the Oakland Literacy Coalition to shine a light on increasing public awareness and community support for local literacy efforts.
The celebration provides a unique opportunity for children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and other children’s book lovers to meet acclaimed authors and illustrators, and participate in fun reading and writing activities with folks from the Bay Area Writing Project and Raising a Reader.
There will be a pop-up bookstore on site, complete with the very best new books for young readers. Local authors Anne Nesbet, Jenn Reese, Annie Barrows, Joanne Rocklin, Marissa Moss, Thacher Hurd, and Lewis Buzbee will be on hand to sign books. Oakland and Berkeley public and school libraries and friends will be on hand to share information about their reading and summer literacy programs, and there will be opportunities to purchase books for your favorite book lover and to make donations to local public school libraries.
Author Marissa Moss and illustrator Carl Angel will describe how they brought to life the true story of Maggie Gee, a pilot with the Women’s Army Service Pilots in World War II. Children will learn firsthand how books are made and see the magic of words turned into pictures, and people of all ages can learn about a remarkable chapter in aviation history, as well as the history of Chinese-Americans and women.
To cap off a wonderful celebration, the Atticus String Quartet and the University Chamber Chorus will perform, along with poetry readings and speeches by participants of the Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival Competition’s Courageous New Voices.
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