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How to Raise a Reader: A Lifelong Love of Books

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Two authors—both with Portland connections!—discuss making books for children and the importance of raising a reader with Pamela Paul and Maria Russo of the New York Times and authors of the new book How to Raise a Reader. Carson Ellis is a best-selling author and illustrator, including of the picture books Du Iz Tak? and Home, illustrator of numerous books for kids including The Wildwood Chronicles. Renée Watson, winner of the Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award, and author of two picture books, a new middle grade novel, Some Places More Than Others, and young adult novels, including Piecing Me Together. Moderated by Emily Chenoweth.

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.