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Kevin Riley Reads @ AJC Decatur Book Festival
September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
AJC editor, Kevin Riley, reads Dave Eggers’ two picture books about civic engagement, Her Right Foot and What Can a Citizen Do?
In the fascinating and fun take on nonfiction for kids, Her Right Foot, author Dave Eggers and illustrator Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America’s most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty’s right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country’s creation. In What Can a Citizen Do? Eggers and Harris team up again to examine what citizenship–good citizenship–means to us all. Across the course of several seemingly unrelated but ultimately connected actions by different children, we watch how kids turn a lonely island into a community—and watch a journey from what the world should be to what the world could be. Read by AJC editor, Kevin Riley, in a virtual event.