You are invited to the first Beyond the Book program with multiple award-winning special guests. Author of Say My Name, Joanna Ho will be in conversation with the author and illustrator team of I'm From, Gary Gray, Jr. and Oge Mora.
Free copies of Say My Name and I'm From will be available for Beyond the Book Club members courtesy of the DC Public Library Foundation while supplies last. Copies will be available first come, first serve at the event.
Not a member of Beyond the Book? Beyond the Book is a literacy program sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation centered on developing readers in kindergarten through third grade. By highlighting vibrant stories on a seasonal basis that represent the wonders of children's literature, Beyond the Book aims to inspire children and families to discover the many resources the library offers. Sign up for Beyond the Book today!
About Say My Name
In Say My Name, six kids introduce themselves and convey the rich histories of their names and cultures: Chinese, Tongan, Persian, Navajo, Mexican, and Ghanaian descent.
Author Joanna Ho is a bestselling and award-winning author of many books for kids.
About I'm From
I'm From is an invitation into the vivid world of one small boy and a poetic account of all the people, places and things that shape who he is and define where he is from. With expressive illustrations, I'm From celebrates the small defining moments that make a day and a life.
Author and Illustrator, Oge Mora's debut picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice, and a Junior Library Guild selection. I’m From author, Gary Gray, Jr., is a Black Canadian poet and educator who writes for young children and adults as well as host of the podcast “It's Personal.”