Join award-winning and NY Times bestselling children’s book author and illustrator Grace Lin as she reads and signs copies of our favorite books!
This event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to the public. We’ll have goody bags for our first 300 guests, refreshments from local business like Austin Gourmet Popcorn, face painting by Little Fox Face Paint, and a chance to win prizes from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Amy’s Ice Creams, Thinkery, Pinthouse Pizza, Galaxy Cafe, Hat Creek Burger Company, Austin Bouldering Project, Urban Air Trampoline Park – Austin, Dart’em Up, Mt. Playmore, JuiceLand, MOOJO, & more.
We’re suggesting a donation of $5-10 for guests ages 12+, which will go directly to the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Nonprofit, dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life of Asian Communities in the Central Texas area.
9:30 am – 10:00 am Book Sale
10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcome
10:15 am – 11:00 am “The Ugly Vegetables”
11:00 am – 11:45 am Book Signing
11:45 am – 12:30 pm “The Year of the Dog”
Grace Lin is a NY Times bestselling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace’s novel “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace’s early reader, “Ling and Ting” was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel “When the Sea Turned Silver” (a 2016 National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Many of Grace’s books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, “Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.”
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
For more information, call Hailey Easley at (512) 436-6951 or email [email protected]