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UPTOWN KID LIT

When: 

Where: 

Inwood Hill Park
218 Street Entrance
10040 New York , NY
United States
New York US

Category: 

arts and culture, education

Groups audience

Get Healthy Heights Columbia Community Partnership for Health

Description: 

UPTOWN KID LIT

A Mini-Festival of Children's Literature/ Un mini-festival de literatura infantil

Sunday, September 8/ Domingo 8 de septiembre * 12pm-4pm

  • Authors and Illustrators!/ Escritores e Ilustradores
  • Story Times/ Horas de cuentos para niños
  • Craft Activities/ Actividades artesanales
  • Books/Libros
  • School supply giveaways/ Materiales escolares de regalo

FEATURING

  • Award-winning authors and illustrators such as Christopher Myers (Black Cat), Eric Velasquez(Octopus Stew), and Chris Raschka (Side by Side)
  • Middle grade authors such as Hilda Eunice Burgos (Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle—set in Washington Heights!) and Emma Otheguy (Silver Meadows Summer)
  • Local authors and illustrators Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Roller Coaster Grandma), Margaret Peot(Inkblot), Margarita Suero (Dominican Doll, Caribbean Treasure) and Evelyn Suero (Popup Crafts), Elizabeth Balaguer (Trucando), Mary Escalante (El increíble, sorprendente violín que seencogía), Maricela Martínez (La manzana roja)and more 
  • A session on How to Raise a Reader with coauthor Maria Russo (NY Times Book Review children's book editor) in conversation with Francis Mateo (El Alto)
  • Mermaid books! By authors such as Julia Mallory (Kareemah and the Black Mermaids) and Robin Riding (Mermaids Fast Asleep), who is also doing a puppet show
  • Animal mask making with Tracey Hecht (The Nocturnals series)
  • A panel with Women in Comics
  • Inwood's own Indigenous Mobile Library 
  • Local organizations such as Literacy INCUptown StoriesYM & YWHA of Washington Heights and InwoodPluma PoeticaPeople's Theatre Project, and more