THE RHODE ISLAND FESTIVAL OF

CHILDREN’S BOOKS & AUTHORS 2020

GOING VIRTUAL BUT STAYING LOCAL

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the largest and best book festivals in the nation. Thousands of people come to the Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors each year to meet acclaimed authors and illustrators from all corners of the country. This year’s festival will be a year-round virtual celebration featuring Rhode Island authors and illustrators. All author events will be conducted via Zoom. These free talks are open to the public and will include book giveaways, book signings, and activities. The events are co-hosted by Lincoln School.
 
All books can be purchased at Books of the Square in Providence. Use the code "RIBOOKFESTIVAL" when purchasing at this link:.https://www.booksq.com/lincoln-school-ri-bookfest.


This year’s impressive list of award winning Rhode Island authors and illustrators includes:

 

Gaia Cornwall, Lincoln Class of '97: December 3 at 1 p.m. Recording
John Rocco: October 15 at 2 p.m. Recording 
Anika Denise: November 5 at 1 p.m. Recording
Oge Mora: Tuesday, January 26 at 1 p.m. Registration information coming soon
Jamie Michalak 
Kara LaReau
Calef Brown

Mary Copp
Munir D. Mohammed
MaryJane Begin
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Lincoln Parent '23

and more...

Author talks will occur virtually during the school day to encourage classroom, library and learning pod attendance. 

Young readers, parents, teachers, and librarians will have the chance to virtually meet and talk with the authors, purchase books, and have their books signed. The Festival celebrates the unique joy that can only be found by opening the pages of a book. 

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