Multicultural Children’s Bookstore: Readings for Kids
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
It’s a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we’re raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. Fridays will feature readings for kids, and we’re incredibly lucky and thrilled to feature Alex Gino and Mike Jung, raising funds for the Multicultural Children’s Bookstore in Richmond, CA.
Alex Gino is author of the Stonewall Award-winning middle grade novel George, as well as You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! and the upcoming Rick. They love glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the complexity of being alive. Born and raised on Staten Island, NY, they now enjoy living in Oakland, CA. For more information, visit alexgino.com.
Mike Jung is the author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, Unidentified Suburban Object, and The Boys in the Back Row, and contributed to the anthologies Dear Teen Me, Break These Rules, 59 Reasons to Write, (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, and The Hero Next Door. He is a library professional by day, a writer by night, and a semi-competent ukulele player during all the times in between. Mike is proud to be a founding member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks team. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two young children. Find Mike at www.mikejung.com.
Discover the world of multicultural children’s books under one roof! The Multicultural Bookstore has selections for babies to young adults including board, picture and chapter books. You will find books for these cultures: African American, Latino, Native American Asian/South Asian, Middle Eastern and Filipino. We also feature sections on LGBTQ, Disability and Biracial families.
Every penny you spend on tickets to this event goes directly to the Multicultural Children’s Bookstore.
How does it work?
We use the conferencing system Zoom. After you sign up you’ll get an email with the Zoom access code. (Check that Eventbrite is using your current email address.) You don’t have to join with video, but it’s nice to see faces.