Greensboro Bound Children’s Authors Event

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Greensboro Bound Children’s Authors Event

May 18 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Greensboro Bound and Guilford County Schools partner throughout the school year to virtually connect authors and students. This May we’re excited to bring four children’s authors LIVE and IN-PERSON to the 2024 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival! Bring the kids in your life to enjoy wonderful authors at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center in downtown Greensboro. See schedule and location below.

Ready for School, Ready for Life and Greensboro Bound will give away 200 FREE books for your child’s personal library.

10:00AM – Read Along with Molly Felder
Henry the Boy (ages 4 to 8) shows us that no matter how different we feel, we are all more similar than we at first appear. This is the story of an ordinary boy with daily struggles, triumphs, and an extraordinary imagination. Henry uses forearm crutches; he sometimes feels out of place at school, especially when he gets made fun of, but through his own rich imagination and special friendship, Henry learns to define himself on his own terms.

11:00AM – Read Along with Mariana Llanos
Benita and the Night Creatures (ages 4 to 9) is a story where creatures from Peruvian lore, like the whistling Tunche and a scary Supay, come off the page to try to scare a child who’s so absorbed in her bedtime reading that she refuses to be frightened by them; and Run, Little Chaski! is the tale of a royal messenger who stops to help several creatures along the Inka Trail and is rewarded in unexpected ways for his kindness. Special thanks to Casa Azul for their support of this program.

12:00PM – Read Along with Meera Sriram
Garden In My Hands (ages 4-8) is a touching picture book celebrating the custom of applying henna for special occasions, as told by a mother and daughter who share family memories and stories; and The Spice Box (ages 3-7) is a tender picture book that features a father and son sharing family stories through a spice box handed down from generation to generation.

1:00PM – One-on-One with Molly Felder
The Fantastic Freewheeler graphic novel series (ages 8 -12). Just like author Molly Felder, 12-year-old Drew Daniels uses a wheelchair to get around. In this fourbook graphic novel series Drew fights for justice and saves the day! (The Fantastic Freewheeler, Sixth-Grade Superhero!, The Fantastic Freewheeler vs. the Mall of Doom, The Fantastic Freewheeler and the Mega Bot Attack, and The Fantastic Freewheeler and the School Dance Disaster.)

2:00 PM – One-on-One with Chrystal Giles
Not An Easy Win (ages 10 and up.) Twelve-year-old Lawrence is new to chess. Can he find a way to get on the board, even though the odds are stacked against him? A powerful middle grade novel about family, forgiveness, and figuring out who you are when you don’t make the rules. Ready for School, Ready for Life will provide a primer on active reading with children after the Meera Sriram
and Mariana Llanos’ presentations.


Greensboro Cultural Arts Center

200 N. Davie Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401 United States
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