Freeing Minds with Powerful Literature

A vast majority of An Open Book’s programs take place in a traditional school setting, but occasionally we bring authors off the beaten path to programs in our community.  Over the summer, AOB’s Education Director, Janet Zwick, facilitated a visit…

Nurturing Hungry Readers

We’ve launched an exciting partnership with FRESHFARM FoodPrints, a DC nonprofit that integrates gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum at 13 schools in Washington, DC, most of which are eligible for AOB programs.  Here’s how the partnership works.…

Our school year began with surpresas!

DC Bilingual’s first and second graders watched in awe, then squealed with delight as Yuyi Morales pulled traditional Mexican toys and games from her large red velvet bolsa de surpresas (bag of surprises) and demonstrated—with varied results—how to play.  A parent…

271. 167.

271. Last school year, An Open Book Foundation offered two hundred and seventy-one presentations to local students.  That’s 271 times an author or illustrator stood in front of a classroom and shared their personal story and work.  Two hundred and…

Do you “like” AOB?

Do you follow An Open Book Foundation on social media?  We are most active on Twitter, but you can also find us on Insta and Facebook.  Following AOB on these platforms is a great way to gain insights about our…

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 will go down on file as being the busiest yet for An Open Book Foundation.  We were on the move in more ways than one: in between a record-setting number of author events, AOB transitioned from our original…

Winter Newsletter

An Open Book’s winter newsletter went out to subscribers last week.  This edition takes a deep dive into how and why AOB strongly supports use of graphic novels in the classroom.  If you missed the email, you can read the…

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…