Texas Book Festival Hosts Reading Rock Stars At Seven Elementary Schools This Month

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As mamas, we all know how important reading is… especially for our kiddos.

The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars presentations bring books to life for children in low-income schools by inviting authors and illustrators into classrooms with entertaining presentations that inspire students to read, write, and create.

The Reading Rock Stars presentations in Austin will feature 23 participating authors and illustrators, all of whom are taking part in the 2019 Festival Weekend, and the TBF will donate over 4,685 books to students.

Our fav, H-E-B Tournament of Champions, along with the Wright Family Foundation, and Applied Materials, has helped the Texas Book Festival provide each student with an autographed copy of the author’s book and provides the school library with a new set of books by the visiting Reading Rock Stars authors. The authors will present to classes and then personally hand out signed copies of their books to students in Pre-K to Grade 5.

With this latest round of Reading Rock Stars, the Texas Book Festival will have coordinated 494 author visits and provided nearly 111,000 books to students in Title I schools across Texas since its inception.

Beginning at 8:15 a.m., the school will host three authors who are part of the 2019 TBF Weekend Lineup :

  • Isabel Quintero, who will present her most recent work, My Papi Has a Motorcycle
  • Latino Book Award honoree René Colato Laínez, who will present his picture book, My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders / Mis Zapatos y Yo: Cruzando Tres Fronteras
  • Raina Telgemeier, New York Times best-selling author of Smile and Sisters, who will present her recent memoir, Guts.

For more information on the Texas Book Festival and Reading Rock Stars literacy program, please visit www.texasbookfestival.org.

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