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Hot & New. Short Readings to Tempt You!

Short Readings to Tempt You! Pure pleasure: come hear favorite teen authors read tantalizing bits from their newest work!
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Emerging Voices: Young Authors Writing Competition 2016 Winners

Our Bay Area youth are a diverse and savvy generation learning to navigate cultural and political borders in their communities. This year we asked these local youth to submit work sharing their experiences in crossing those borders. For some…
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For Kids, By a Kid: How to Write Your Own Book

Do you have a budding author in your family? Or, because you’re a kid, you don’t think you could write your own book? Come find out how an ordinary eight-year-old girl wrote and published her first bilingual book and became an Amazon bestselling…
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UC Berkeley Story Time: An Adventure through Cal’s First Children’s Book!

In partnership with the Bay Area Book Festival, students and staff from UC Berkeley’s BUILD literacy program have written and illustrated a children’s book all about the exciting life of a Cal student as told by... a Cal campus squirrel!…
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Raising a Reader Presents Family Strategies

The Raising a Reader staff offers read-aloud demonstrations and strategies specifically designed to build early literacy and support learning standards, including Common Core and The Preschool Learning Foundations. Bring the kids and learn new…
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East Bay Young Writers Competition Winners Reading

Come hear work from up-and-coming authors! Middle and high school students from WriterCoach Connection’s East Bay programs participated in a writing competition this past spring. Winners will read selections from their work and answer questions…
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Rad American Women A - Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

"This is not a book. This is a guest list for a party of my heroes,” raved Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket. Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet — but instead of "A is for Apple", A is for Angela — as in Angela Davis,…
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Unleash Your Creative Superpowers with National Novel Writing Month

Presented on our YA Stream This conversation comes with an artistic advisory: prepare to dive deep into your imagination and be surprised by what you might find. You’re about to enter the place where dreams (and stories) begin. National…
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Native Voices - featuring the Essayists of the 2020 Graton Writing Project

The Graton Writing Project is a series of writing workshops open to middle- and high-school Native students from Sonoma, California, that culminates in a published youth anthology. This year, students were asked to write on the theme of…
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What Winning Really Means

Get fired up for this inspiring and rabble-rousing conversation, perfect for kids who love rooting for the underdog and discovering the power of teamwork, inner strength, and what’s really important in life. San Francisco Chronicle sports…