Connect Through a Community Read

Presented by: Scholastic & School Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2020  | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT

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Community Read programs provide support for essential reading skills while developing empathy and comradery with classmates and neighbors. Connecting with your community is especially valuable during this time of separation and uncertainty. Join librarian Angie Manfredi, Chair of the All Iowa Reads Kids & Teens Programs, and this panel of award-winning authors as they discuss their own participation in community reads programs, the value of a shared reading experience, and best practices for establishing your own event. 


Carmen Agra Deedy / Author of The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!  

Gita Varadarajan / Co-Author of Save Me a Seat 

Sarah Weeks / Co-Author of Save Me a Seat 

Varian Johnson / Author of The Parker Inheritance 

Alan Gratz / Author of Refugee 


Angie Manfredi / Youth Services Consultant / State Library of Iowa 

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