Saturday, April 7, 4pm
MICDS, Brauer Hall
Left Bank Books welcomes former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang, who will discuss Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program celebrating reading and diversity!
Former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang calls us all to Read Without Walls, exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried. Reading Without Walls promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. In this divided time in our nation’s history, Reading Without Walls is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things.
Reading Without Walls is happening now, and anyone can participate — teachers, librarians, book-sellers, and readers. Just find something new and different to read — and let books open up the world around you. What can YOU do to read without walls?
Gene will also sign books at this event. This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of at least one of Gene's books from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.