Special event allows readers to meet the authors and illustrators behind the books.
Published: August 28, 2020
By: Jennifer Jhon
Children, teens and families are invited to participate in Broward County Library’s 15th Annual Children’s BookFest online through Sept. 24. This Author & Illustrator Series for grades K-12 includes live virtual visits with featured guests as well as fun and engaging book discussions presented by popular Broward County Library staff.
The series focuses on a different book each week, with Bookopoly (a book talk enhanced with games and challenges) at 2 p.m. every Wednesday and author/illustrator online visits at 2 p.m. every Thursday. The events are free but registration is required.
Alma and How She Got Her Name and its author, Juana Martinez-Neal, will be featured Sept. 2-3. Other books include Monday’s Not Coming, You Don’t Know Everything Jilly P! and The Jumbies. Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor kicked off the series on Aug. 26.
Materials for Bookopoly programs, such as ebooks, audio books or physical books, can be downloaded or checked out and picked up at the library.
Learn more and register at https:/www.broward.org/Library/Events/Pages/ChildrensBookFest.aspx.