Book a spot, celebrate the written word at Tweens Read Book Festival on October 3
Students, parents, educators and book enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the written word at the greater Houston area fifth annual Tweens Read Book Festival, October 3, at South Houston High School.
Tweens Read connects students in grades 5-8 with local and nationally renowned authors. The event will feature multiple award-winning authors representing various adolescent genres including: Jonathan Maberry, best known for the Pine Deep Trilogy; Kekla Magoon, best known for How it Went Down; Jennifer Nielsen, best known for The Ascendance Trilogy; and many more. The authors will be available to autograph books and answer questions during panel discussions.
The event’s proven success is in the numbers. Last year, the event attracted over 1,400 students, along with 28 authors and illustrators.
Tweens Read was founded by a bookseller and librarian who aspired to promote literacy among pre-teenagers. The festival is a collaborative effort by the Pasadena ISD Office of Libraries and Instruction, South Houston High School, Blue Willow Bookshop, the University of Houston and community volunteers. Organizers hope the festival will educate, enrich, inform, entertain and ignite a passion for reading and writing in the tween community.
“Pasadena ISD is thrilled to have another opportunity to host Tweens Read,” Christine Van Hamersveld, Pasadena ISD director of Libraries and Instructional Materials said. “This event creates a sense of community among readers and allows them to share their excitement and thoughts about books with their favorite authors and fellow students. Meeting the authors, learning about the books they have written and their upcoming projects motivates students to read. It also has a lasting impact on students and their development as readers.”
The event is free to the public. To avoid lines, please register online by visiting the website http://tweensread.com/. The deadline to register for the event is September 30.