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Ready, Set, Read - SUCCEED! Pinkney Family Library Event

February 16, 2-3:30 p.m.
Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 South Salina Street, Syracuse

Reading is an adventure, filled with discovery, joy, and lots of fun! The bestselling and award-winning Pinkney family engage students and families in the influences that have inspired them to collaborate on hundreds of notable children's books. This program includes storytelling, song, pictures, and a few surprises! This event is open to the public and geared toward home schooled children, pre-school and kindergarten children, parents, and librarians.

The Syracuse University School of Education announces the inaugural Jo-Linda and Dennis Keith Distinguished Speaker Series featuring the renowned family of authors and illustrators; Jerry Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, and Andrea Davis Pinkney ’85. They will visit Syracuse for a 2-day residency, sharing their award-winning body of work, and discussing how social justice and representation of African-American culture in children’s literature became the family business.

A selection of books by the Pinkneys will be available for purchase at each of these events from the Syracuse University bookstore (check or credit only, no cash).


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