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Storytime: Oregon Reads Aloud

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 9:30 am - 10:00 am PDT
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Contributors Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and Elizabeth Rusch read from the new anthology Oregon Reads Aloud.

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)®, an Oregon-based reading nonprofit organization is celebrating 25 years! In honor of this special milestone, SMART has published a children’s book to do what they do best: get kids excited and motivated about reading. Oregon Reads Aloud features 25 read-aloud stories for kids, written and illustrated by members of our local children’s literature community. While the stories reflect a diverse range of topics, tones and styles, they’re unified by one common theme: Oregon. The book is a celebration of our state, our kids, and our families – and the power of books and reading in forming our experiences, paths, and passions. To learn more about SMART and Oregon Reads Aloud, visit www.getSMARToregon.org/25years.

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SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)®, an Oregon-based reading nonprofit organization is celebrating 25 years! In honor of this special milestone, SMART has published a children’s book to do what they do best: get kids excited and motivated about reading. Oregon Reads Aloud features 25 read-aloud stories for kids, written and illustrated by members of our local children’s literature community. While the stories reflect a diverse range of topics, tones and styles, they’re unified by one common theme: Oregon. The book is a celebration of our state, our kids, our families, and the power of books and reading in forming our experiences, paths, and passions. To learn more about SMART and Oregon Reads Aloud, visit www.getSMARToregon.org/25years. Authors for the half-hour story time are Elizabeth Rusch and Carmen T. Bernier-Grand.
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Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is the Puerto Rican author of twelve books for children and young adults. Her biographies César: Yes, We Can! ¡Sí, se puede!Diego: Bigger Than Life, and Frida: ¡Viva la vida! Long Live Life received Pura Belpré Author Honor Awards. Her biography Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly and was a 2012 Notable Book for Global Society. In 2008, the Oregon Library Association’s Children’s Division awarded Carmen the Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award for her significant contributions to the children of Oregon in the field of children’s literature. Ten years later, Oregon Literary Arts awarded her the Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award. Bernier-Grand is a member of SCBWI, Oregon Writers Colony, Authors Guild, PEN and AWP. She lives with her husband and bilingual Maltese dog, Lily, in Portland Oregon.

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Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books including A Day with No Crayons, For the Love of Music, The Mighty Mars Rovers, Eruption! and the graphic novel Muddy Max. She has sold ten of her twenty published books based on proposals, including her latest You Call THIS Democracy? How to fix our government and deliver power to the people (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2020). Learn more about her work at www.elizabethrusch.com
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