This summer reading program is Rhode Island’s statewide One State, One Book initiative for students in grades 3-6. Activities include a kick-off event at the State House with the author, writing workshops, book signings, fun family activities and demonstrations linked to the themes of the book. Kids Reading Across Rhode Island is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services’ Summer Reading Program.
2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island
Teachers, librarians, and children’s book enthusiasts are invited to An Evening with Victoria Jamieson, author of Roller Girl, a New York Times and Indie bestseller, and the recipient of the 2016 Newbery Honor Award. Roller Girl is the 2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island selection. Join us to meet Jamieson and learn about her creative process and inspiration for this popular graphic novel for children.
Friday, May 6th
708 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Light refreshments will be served.
$10 includes a copy of the 2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Roller Girl.
An Evening with Victoria Jamieson is supported by a grant from TD Charitable Foundation to the RI Center for the Book at the RI Council for the Humanities in support of Kids Reading Across Rhode Island. Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the summer reading initiative for students in grades 3-6, encourages students across the state to read one special book and engage in community discussions and programs that connect school and summer reading.
- Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
- Rochambeau Library – 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906 – View Map
Kick Off Celebration!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 PM
RI State House
Free parking in the State of RI lots
Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program for kids, is kicking off its 7th year! This program, offered in partnership with the The Office of Library and Information Services, encourages students across the state in grades 3 through 6 to read the same book, and engage in community discussions and programs. This year’s selection is Roller Girl by award winning author and RISD graduate Victoria Jamieson.
Victoria Jamieson will speak and sign books throughout the afternoon and a free signed copy of Roller Girl will be given out (one per family) while supplies last.
Victoria Jamieson received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children’s book designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada.
She now lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, where she maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league. Her first graphic novel, Roller Girl, is a New York Times and Indie bestseller, and the recipient of the 2016 Newbery Honor Award.
Performers and Exhibitors
- F.I.T Club
- Foster Forward
- Providence Children’s Film Festival
- RI Families in Nature
- RI Public Libraries
- RI Children’s Book Award
- RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors
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