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Open House Arts Festival and Multicultural Children's Book Festival 2009: Stage and Street Spectacular Open House Arts Festival 2009 Multicultural Children's Book Festival 2009

Multicultural Children's Book Festival

Celebrate Diverse Cultures Through Books!

Shop hundreds of titles and see books come to life with book signings and readings by your favorite authors and illustrators!

Meet author Tonya Bolden
(Up Close: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali)

Meet author Monica Brown
(My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Marquez, My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz)

Meet illustrator Bryan Collier
(Doo Wop Pop, Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope)

Meet author-illustrator Shane W. Evans
(Olu’s Dream, Nobody Gonna Turn Me Round)

Meet author-illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien
(After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance, The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea)

Meet author Linda Sue Park
(A Single Shard, Bee-Bim Bop!)

Author Readings in the Terrace Theater

(Tickets are required for performances in the Terrace Theater. Tickets will be passed out in front of the Terrace Theater 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance, limit 4 tickets per person.)

3:45-4:25 p.m.
Multicultural Children’s Book Festival Storytellers
(Recommended for age 8 and under) [ASL] [OC]  

Shane W. Evans reading Olu’s Dream
Linda Sue Park reading Bee-Bim Bop! and Yum Yuck!
Tonya Bolden reading Rock of Ages

5:10-5:35 p.m.
Multicultural Children’s Book Festival Storytellers
(Recommended for age 9 and up) [ASL] [OC]  

Monica Brown reading Pelé, King of Soccer (in English and Spanish)
Anne Sibley O’Brien reading from After Ghandi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance