The Big Read is for Little Readers, Too (Updated!)

Our storytime will be live through May 14, 2021. Enjoy!

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In addition to hosting the Student Book Club for the 2021 Big Read of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Latehomecomer, UW-Whitewater Curriculum Collection will present a virtual storytime for children of the UW-Whitewater community.

The official Big Read selection for children is A Map into the World. Young Auditorium will host author Kao Kalia Yang for a live, virtual reading of her children’s book on April 9th at 5PM. Register for Free Access (ended)Join the UW-W Curriculum Collection tie-in storytime featuring the bilingual Hmong-English picture book Ka’s Garden = Kab Lub Vaj, written in English by Maggie Lee McHugh, in Hmong by Dr. Bee Lo, and illustrated by Vong Lao, on Wednesday, April 14 at 10AM. This will premiere right here on this blog as well as Library’s Facebook page, and will remain available online for the month of April.

Two Grab-and-Go Activity Kits for Children, with connections to both books will be available in Andersen Library for pickup starting on Friday, April 9, and available until Friday, April 16 or until they run out. If you would like to reserve a kit, sign up HERE!

“NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.”

About Ellen Latorraca

Reference & Instruction Librarian Liaison for the College of Education & Professional Studies
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