All-Family Storytime and Book Drive for SafeSchoolsNC!

Saturday 8/22, 2pm

A community reading event in support of SafeSchoolsNC

Join us for a storytime event featuring Meg Goodhand, educator and president of SafeSchoolsNC!  SafeSchoolsNC is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safe and positive learning environment for all students and educators in North Carolina, with an emphasis on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.  Board members from SafeSchoolsNC including Dr. Goodhand will read from a selection of books for children featuring themes that support diversity in gender identity and sexual orientation and anti-bullying messages.  All titles will be available for purchase and donation to local schools and teachers to help promote awareness and a diverse inclusive curriculum in schools.  The books will be dispersed at the 1st annual SafeSchools Conference in November. 

This is an all-ages event and we encourage families to come together to support SafeSchoolsNC and our local schools!  Our community readers will read primarily from picture books but may also share short excerpts from books for middle grade readers.  We hope to have you join us to learn about SafeSchoolsNC and the array of diverse books for children available for all readers. 

*Check back here for updates to our list of books and community readers!*

Community Readers:

Meg Goodhand, co-president of SafeSchoolsNC

Bud Harrelson, SafeSchoolsNC Treasurer

Brendan Hendrick, SafeSchoolsNC Board Member

Carlyn Wright-Eakes, SafeSchoolsNC Board Member

Steven Petrow, columnist for The Washington Post, USA Today, and contributor to The New York Times

Nathan Kotecki, author of The Suburban Strange

Susie Wilde, children's book reviewer and writing instructor

Johanna Banana & Mr. Keith (Flyleaf Children's Department)

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
King and King By Linda De Haan, Stern Nijland, Linda De Haan (Illustrator), Stern Nijland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda De Haan, Stern Nijland, Linda De Haan (Illustrator), Stern Nijland (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781582460611
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Tricycle Press - March 1st, 2003

I Am Jazz By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

Princess Nina By Marlise Achterbergh, Iris Compiet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marlise Achterbergh, Iris Compiet (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781605372228
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Clavis - April 21st, 2015

And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Heather Has Two Mommies By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763666316
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2015

The Family Book By Todd Parr Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316070409
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2010

Stella Brings the Family By Miriam B. Schiffer, Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452111902
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015

George By Alex Gino Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780545812542
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

After Tupac and D Foster By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142413999
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 7th, 2010

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher Series #1) By Dana Alison Levy Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780385376556
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Yearling - July 14th, 2015

Boy Meets Boy: 20th Anniversary Edition By David Levithan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375832994
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Ember - May 10th, 2005

Anything Could Happen By Will Walton Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780545709545
Published: PUSH - May 26th, 2015

Annie on My Mind By Nancy Garden Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780374400118
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Square Fish - February 20th, 2007

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out By Susan Kuklin Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015