Join Read Local for a breathtaking collection of exciting stories at our children’s reading event, Kids Read Local featuring some of the best new releases from BC authors.
Four acclaimed authors will read from their newest releases:
- Nicola L. Campbell’s A Day With Yayeh (Tradewind Books) explores our connection with the natural world as a Grandmother passes down her knowledge of herbs and plant life to her grandchildren.
- Jen Sookfong Lee’s Chinese New Year (Orca Book Publishers) is an in-depth and reflective exploration of the holiday and how it is celebrated through her family stories and traditions.
- David Starr’s The Nor’Wester (Ronsdale Press) follows a young man’s arduous journey through Northwest Canada as he joins an expedition to find the Pacific Ocean, testing his mettle.
- Author Irene N. Watts, and illustrator Kathryn E. Shoemaker’s graphic novel Seeking Refuge (Tradewind Books) is based on Watts’s experience of living away from her family after taking the Kindertransport, a train that shipped 10,000 children out of Germany before WWII in hopes that they would evade the war.
Their readings will be followed by a short Q&A.
Location: Quay Tent.
Word Vancouver is an incredible event of authors, publishers and members of the literary community which is not to be missed! So come down and enjoy a day of books, readings, writing, and entertainment.
We’d like to acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh First Nations.
First Nations author Nicola I. Campbell lives in BC with her son. Her books have won many awards, including the TD, the Marilyn Baillie, and the Anskohk Aboriginal Children’s Book of the Year awards.
David Starr is a prize-winning author of four books, including The Nor’Wester, Bombs to Books, and Golden Goal. He is a high school principal who lives in Coquitlam. Visit www.davidstarr.org.
Irene N. Watts is the author of numerous award-winning books and plays for children and young people, among them Goodbye Marianneand No Pets Allowed. She lives in Vancouver.
Kathryn E. Shoemaker is the illustrator of many books for children, among them A Telling Time and My Animal Friends. She teaches children’s literature at the University of British Columbia.
Jen Sookfong Lee writes, talks on the radio, and loves her slow cooker. Born and raised in East Vancouver, Jen now lives in North Burnaby with her son and dog.