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 Cover Image
By Linda De Haan, Stern Nijland, Linda De Haan (Illustrator), Stern Nijland (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781582460611
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tricycle Press - March 1st, 2003

I Am Jazz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

Princess Nina Cover Image
By Marlise Achterbergh, Iris Compiet (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781605372228
Availability: Special Order - call or email to check
Published: Clavis - April 21st, 2015

And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Heather Has Two Mommies Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763666316
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2015

The Family Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316070409
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2010

Stella Brings the Family Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452111902
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015

George Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545812542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

After Tupac and D Foster Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142413999
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2010

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher Series #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385376556
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - July 14th, 2015

Gracefully Grayson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423185277
Availability: Hard to Find - we are not able to supply this book
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 4th, 2014

Boy Meets Boy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375832994
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - May 10th, 2005

Anything Could Happen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545709545
Availability: Special Order - call or email to check
Published: Push - May 26th, 2015

Annie on My Mind Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780374400118
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - February 20th, 2007

Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670016792
Availability: Special Order - call or email to check
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545399326
Availability: Hard to Find - we are not able to supply this book
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 1st, 2012