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Kids Read Local! | Read Local BC

September 24, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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 I. 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.


September 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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