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Reading Together 2021 – Celebrating Story

Every year, Kalamazoo residents gather together to read and discuss the themes of one book. This year, however, instead of focusing on one book, KPL has selected an award-winning author, Jacqueline Woodson, who has written dozens of books for children, teens, and adults alike. This way, people of all ages can come together as a community and celebrate story.

About the Author
Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, children, and now adults. Woodson was the 2020 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award and is a 2020 MacArthur Fellow. Among her many other accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. She was named Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2015 and was also named the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

About Reading Together
The purpose of Reading Together is to build a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together. When we do that, we engage and learn, not only about ourselves, but more importantly about each other and the world around us.

By experiencing the same book, hearing the author of that work speak right here in Kalamazoo, and examining the book’s themes through a local lens, we are able to embrace our similarities and differences from a common point of reference.
Events
Join us for our first virtual Reading Together and mark your calendar for the following events. These events require registration to receive your Zoom link to attend.

Jacqueline Woodson Lecture
Tue, February 16

Jacqueline Woodson — Behind the Books
Wed, March 10

Jacqueline Woodson — The Power of Story
Wed, March 10

Bookworms
Sat, March 13

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Date

March 10, 2021

Time

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EST

Host

See description

Cost per Student

Free

Religion

Secular

Type of Event

Online-only

Event Topic

History|Language

Days

Single

Age Range

All Ages

Pre-Registration

Required

How to Pre-Register
Visit this link

Parental Oversight

Choose to stay or drop-off

Venue

Online
Please contact the event host for location details.

Other

Event Cost Per Adult (enter 0 for free events, leave blank for events which adults do not attend)
0
Age Range
All Ages
Event Topic
History, Language
Religion
Secular
Pre-Registration
Required
How to Pre-Register (if applicable)
https://www.kpl.gov/reading-together/?fbclid=IwAR3UKldQMlKsV83ZeeHibOd5V_eM0PNUdISA6F4eoP-hydlilSlaFbrGyUc
Parental Oversight
Choose to stay or drop-off
Type of Event
Online-only
Summer Camp
No