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Friday, December 3, 2010

1st Annual New Orleans Children's Book Festival

You're Invited to the 1st Annual New Orleans Children's Book Festival

Free books for the first 2,000 kids! Free food and fun for the whole family!
Join us fort the 1st Annual New Orleans Children's Book Festival, which will feature tasty food, toe-tappin ' music, terrific activities and, of course, tons of books.

The Ruby Bridges Foundation, First Lady Cheryl Landrieu and others have partnered to launch the festival to honor the 50th Anniversary of her historic walk to help integrate New Orleans public schools.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Latter Branch Library
5120 St. Charles Avenue
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

It's story time!

The first 2,000 children to the festival will receive free books! Many others will receive tote bags and fun goodies!

The festival will feature local authors reading stories throughout the day, including:

Ruby Bridges, Through My Eyes
James Carville, Lu and the Swamp Ghost
Cecelia Dartez, Jenny Giraffe
Alex Beard, The Jungle Grapevine
Nancy Parker, The Adventures of Yat and Dat: What’s Cookin’
Dr. Pandwe Gibson, Why series for children
Freddi Williams Evans, A Bus of Our Own, The Battle of New Orleans – The Drummer’s Story, Hush Harbor – Praying in Secret
JoAnn Mertens & Pat Roig, The Beignet That Almost Got Away
Dee Scallan, Moby Pincher series
Alison Hoffman Lane, Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch

Food, Music & Activities
Amanda Shaw
The James Andrews Brass Band
New Orleans Saints Mascot “Gumbo”
New Orleans Hornets Honey Bees
The Zoo Mobile
The Book Mobile
Red Beans & Rice
Lucky Dogs
Gingerbread Cookies courtesy of Berthe Amos, author of The Cajun Gingerbread Boy

Special Thanks
Thank you to our sponsors and partners:
Chevron, UPS, New Orleans Saints, Louisiana Children's Museum, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Ampersand, Inc., New Orleans Hornets, InterContinental New Orleans, Southern Eagle, Friends of the New Orleans Library, Home Depot, Walgreens, LA Public Health Institute, Freeport McMoRan, Young Leadership Council - One Book One New Orleans, Target, Briones Consulting & Engineering, Ltd. and City Year.

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