Fourth Annual Tweens Read Book Festival

You don’t have to be a kid to attend the Fourth Annual Tweens Read Book Festival, but kids get first dibs on asking questions of the various panels and on seating. Grownups can ask questions, of course, just not first. It’s not anti-adult, by any means; it’s just very pro-kid. Very, very. Begun four years ago by a bookseller and librarian who wanted to encourage kids to read, the Tweens Read festival features some big-name authors, including Jacqueline Woodson and Margaret Peterson Haddix, both keynote speakers. Woodson is the well-known African-American author of Miracle’s Boys (a Coretta Scott King Award winner), After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way. Haddix is best know for The Missing and Shadow Children series. Several food trucks will be on site providing lunch and refreshments.

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. South Houston High School, 3820 Shaver, Pasadena. For information, call 281‑497‑8675 or visit Free.
Sat., Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014

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