Dine-in with Acclaimed Children’s Author Grace Lin

Event on November 10

“Stories are not a waste of time”Grace Lin, from Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Join author Grace Lin for a virtual dinnertime visit with young readers. See what real-life characters, details and myths found their way into Ms. Lin’s novels in this online program, perfect for the whole family! Register today to receive a Zoom link prior to the event. Plus, as a special treat, visit the library for a free copy of Ms Lin’s heartwarming book, The Year of the Dog, one book per family while supplies last. Register for this event on November 10 here: https://bit.ly/RPLGraceLin

Ms. Lin is the author of more than two dozen books, including Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, a 2010 Newbery Honor Award-winning novel and the Ling & Ting series for early readers. She is an advocate for diversity in children’s literature and created the video essay, “What to do when you realize classic books from your childhood are racist?” for PBS NewsHour. Ms. Lin also delivered the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” She currently hosts

two podcasts: Book Friends Forever and Kids Ask Authors. “Books erase bias,” says Ms. Lin. “They make the uncommon every day, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.” This program is generously sponsored with funds donated by the Helen A. Nigro Foundation.

Masks are required for all individuals aged two years and above while indoors at the Reading Public Library.

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