READ, DRAW, AND Q&A WITH GRACE LIN
5:00-5:30 PM Central
In this meeting, Grace Lin will read one of her award winning books and lead children to draw something from the picture book. The event will be completed with a Q&A session, so be sure to register and submit any questions you might have for Grace!
Grace Lin is one of the most influential Asian American children's book author. Her publications range from board books to novels. Check out her website to learn more: https://gracelin.com/
POETRY WRITING WITH JANET WONG
In this Poetry Writing Session, award winning poet Janet Wong will lead students to think, talk, and write about their own stories. Wong's "Advice for Writers" might inspire them to write their own books, too!
After the event, we will select two students who participated and give out two copies of Janet's book "A Suitcase of Seaweed & More".
This event is best suited for students ages 9-12.
The Chicago 2021 AAPI Book Drive had successfully completed with 1958 books donated to 79 schools.
5 other cities joined us this year, including New York City NY, Chapel Hill NC, Detroit MI, Rochester MN, Seattle WA. Together, we donated 4332 books to 197 schools total.