Reading Wonderland "New Date" Dec. 12th - ft. Meena Harris and more!

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Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 1:00pm
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READING WONDERLAND New Date Confirmed: Saturday, December 12, 2020  -  1-3 PM  via Zoom  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Reading Wonderland is a family event that engages Parent/Guardians and children. Meet and Greet Authors, Children's Show & Tell, Children Story Time and Games, Prizes and More

Featured Author: Meen Harris,  A New York Times Bestselling book from HarperCollins and Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign Founder & CEO

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Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea

Based on a true story from the childhood of Meena’s aunt, Senator Kamala Harris, and mom, Maya Harris, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea is about two sisters working together to create change in their community.

Ambitious Girl

When a young girl sees a strong woman on TV labeled as “too assertive “ and “too ambitious,” it sends her on a journey of discovery through past, present, and future about the challenges faced by women and girls and the ways in which they can reframe, redefine, and reclaim words meant to knock them down. Anyone who’s ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book.

About the Author

Meena Harris was born into a family of ambitious women whose legacy continues to inspire her. Her grandmother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a cancer researcher and civil rights activist; her mother, Maya Harris, is a lawyer and policy expert; and her aunt, Kamala Harris, is a Unites States senator from California.

Meena herself is a lawyer and entrepreneur, as well as a New York Times-bestselling author. In 2017 she founded Phenomenal, a female-powered organization that brings awareness to social causes. She currently resides in San Francisco with her partner and two daughters.

Plus Guest Authors:

Anthony S author of Paradise and the Pandemic, the second in a series of Paradise books. Read along as Paradise finds out she isn't allowed to go to school or visit any of her friends. Click video to learn more  Email the to order books

B. Marie author of My Friend Ookie Can - IFirst book of the series, Ookie has exciting adventures and knows how to have fun, but what makes Ookie so great is that for Ookie, your child is number one! Ookie is inspired by the imagination of Author B. Marie’s oldest daughter. The author hopes that by bringing the story of Ookie to life, she can inspire children to go outside and play, appreciate the importance of friendship, and know that like Ookie, they can do anything they put their minds to! Click here to buy book

Avis Herndon author of Willie's Story - an inspiring story that delves in the minds and emotions of children dealing with elderly family members who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Email to order books.

Barbara Freeman author of Mirror, Mirror - Tina Thomas, a young girl of color, suffers from low self-esteem. She sits alone and glares into her old rickety mirror. The mirror rocks, shakes and shimmies! It has the loud voice of modern day rap! The mirror asks Tina, Who is the prettiest girl that you can recall? Tina cannot answer correctly until she is aware of her own history. Tina must recognize that all shades of brown skin are beautiful. This book teaches that beauty comes in all colors! Email to order books.



Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea By Meena Harris, Ana Ramírez González (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062937407
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020

Ambitious Girl By Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316229692
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

My Friend Ookie Can By Fishline (Illustrator), G. E. M (Editor), Iris M. Williams (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Fishline (Illustrator), G. E. M (Editor), Iris M. Williams (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781951883010
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Published: Butterfly Typeface - June 2nd, 2020

My Friend Ookie Can: A Coloring Book By Iris M. Williams (Editor), Fishline (Illustrator), B. Marie Cover Image
By Iris M. Williams (Editor), Fishline (Illustrator), B. Marie
ISBN: 9781951883249
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Butterfly Typeface - June 2nd, 2020