2016 Children’s Africana Book Awards

Thanks to the continued generosity of Africa Access, An Open Book was delighted to welcome again this year several authors who received Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA).  While in town for the 24th Annual Awards ceremony, Nnedi Okorafor, Isatou Ceesay, Miranda Paul,…

Off to a busy start!

An Open Book is well into the 2016-17 school year and off to a very busy start.  With author visits most days of the week (and sometimes–lucky us!–more than one author a day) we have already offered more than thirty…

An Author’s AOB Experience

“The highlight of our tour was An Open Book Foundation‘s school visit to Savoy Elementary School… An Open Book program is as uplifting and rewarding for authors and illustrators as it is for students. We will never forget the look…

AOB in Publisher’s Weekly

How exciting to see Peter Brown’s recent AOB visit to Cleveland Elementary School featured in Publisher’s Weekly! Click here to read more about the event and see the monster-induced silliness that occurred. It really was a fun morning for everyone.

From A First Grade Teacher

We were thrilled to read this recent blog post by a first grade teacher describing her students’ experiences during Uma Krisnaswami’s Open Book visit to Strawberry Knoll Elementary School, especially the section about one young student’s attachment to her newly…