Tuesday, April 5th 2022
During the month of April, libraries, early learning centers, Head Start programs, schools, and other organizations throughout Pennsylvania are celebrating and participating in the Pennsylvania One Book program, a reading initiative that was developed to promote the value and benefits of reading early and often to preschoolers and to encourage family bonding through books and reading. The collaborating agencies involved with the initiative work together to develop a program that is accessible to all areas and populations of the state. Each year, a different children’s picture book is chosen to be highlighted. This year, the program features Saturday by Oge Mora.
In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong–ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they’d been looking forward to going to all week. Mom is nearing a meltdown…until her loving daughter reminds her that being together is the most important thing of all.
Oge Mora, acclaimed author and Caldecott Award winning illustrator of the 2022 book selection, Saturday, will speak virtually to children across the state on Tuesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. During this event, Ms. Mora will talk about her work as a storyteller and answer questions from librarians, teachers, and students alike.
Registration is FREE.
To submit a question for Ms. Mora, please visit: https://paonebook.powerlibrary.org/