Children’s Africana Book Awards 2013
An Open Book Foundation is proud to have been part of Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) 2013. The full weekend of CABA events began with school visits by CABA winners to DC schools. An Open Book coordinated the visits and gave…
How do you inspire the reluctant reader?
AOB founder Heidi Powell recently shared her thoughts and suggestions about inspiring reluctant readers to learn to love reading with Amy Joyce of The Washington Post. I like to understand what children’s interests are and find books to match…If he…
Author Matt de la Peña on NPR
Author Matt de la Peña writes on NPR.com about his experience as a young writer, and an author to young adults. An Open Book was thrilled to have him join us for two events in 2012 and are encouraged by his…
Author Grace Lin writes about her event with AOB
Author Grace Lin writes on her blog about her event with students at Washington Middle School for Girls. Click here to read about her experience.
Liniers visit to DC schools mentioned in Toon Books blog
TOON Books is delighted to present beloved Argentine cartoonist Liniers at public schools to meet with bilingual students and talk about his US debut of The Big Wet Balloon. Click here to read more on Toon Books.
AOB events praised at Politics and Prose children’s book forum.
Children’s book authors praise the work of An Open Book Foundation! We have been pleased to host authors Meg Medina, Mac Barnett, and Chris Myers on multiple occasions. This video links to our mention around the 18 minute mark, but…
AOB Partners with the Junior League of Washington
An Open Book is excited to be teaming up with the Junior League of Washington! Click here to read more about our partnership on their website.
The New York Times on Latino Images in Children’s Literature
The New York Times featured an article called “Young Latino Readers Missing Image.” Experts worry that the lack of Latino characters in children’s literature could have a negative impact on the growing number of Hispanic students who constantly read about white…
AOB’s Dara La Porte Moderates Panel on Children’s Literacy
Read about An Open Book’s involvement with the American Booksellers Association Children’s Institute at BookExpo America 2012.
AOB in Publishers Weekly
Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon Draper met with students at the Washington Middle School for Girls. Read about it in Publishers Weekly.