Windows and Mirrors: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Age Group: 
This Frederick Reads event is at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center’s Gardiner Hall, 40 South Carroll Street, Downtown Frederick. Call 301-695-2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com to register.

Meet authors - including Lamar Giles, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh, and Caroline Richmond - from We Need Diverse Books, a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. We Need Diverse Books is committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.

Poketown Gym! – A Pokemon Trading Card League for all ages!

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 1:45pm to 4:45pm
The Poketown Gym, an official Pokemon League, provides a place for you to get together with other fans of Pokemon to have some fun. Use your own cards to make decks and play with others. You can also bring your Pokemon Video Games for exciting head-to-head battles. You can play, trade, and earn cool prizes like special promotional cards and booster packs, all for free!

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.
*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

Babies with Books

Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school - as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and activities. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

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