Goodbye, 2017!

2017 ended on a high note for AOB as another busy month of author and illustrator visits drew to a close.  As you can see below, dynamic events served a wide age range of readers, all of whom had books…

A full fall!

AOB continued its action-packed fall with events serving readers young and older and across all of the school districts we visit.  In addition to our full slate of author and illustrator programs, October saw partnerships with the Library of Congress…

What a start to the school year!

Don’t be fooled by the quiet “Events” page — An Open Book is back this school year and busier than ever!  We’ll be sharing photos and, occasionally, a brief summary at the end of the month.  For updates on our…

Tonya Bolden at McKinley Tech

Author Tonya Bolden’s presentation was an end of school year treat for students from 11th grade AP History as well as a few students from McKinley Technology High School’s Media Center Book Club.  In speaking with the high schoolers, Ms.…

Bweela Steptoe at Cleveland Elementary School

Bweela Steptoe visited AOB and spoke with students about growing up as a muse and model for her late father, the incredibly talented John Steptoe.  First and second graders at Cleveland Elementary School appreciated hearing Bweela’s thoughts about how to draw creative inspiration…

Grace Lin at Burroughs Education Campus

The multi-talented Grace Lin’s magic tricks mystified a captivated classroom full of fourth graders while engaging them with a costumed and scripted folk tale presentation at Burroughs Education Campus.  The students in the audience “Ohhhh”‘ed and “Hmmm”‘ed on cue and…