Fiction Addiction's First Parents' & Grandparents' Party -- A Reading Without Walls Event
Do you have trouble picking out books for the children in your life? We're celebrating National Ambassador of Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls Challenge by offering children's book recommendations at our first-ever Parents' & Grandparents' Party on Wednesday, April 26th, at 5:30pm at Fiction Addiction. Modeled after our popular Book Club Parties, we will be serving refreshments, talking about new and upcoming children's books, giving recommendations for your kids and grandkids, and giving away Advance Reader editions of children's books. Everyone is welcome -- parents, grandparents, children, grown-ups who like to read children's books!
As part of Reading Without Walls month, we will be recommending both "mirror" and "window" books. "Mirror" books reflect back children's life experiences, making them feel less alone and better understood, teaching them to love themselves. "Window" books give kids a peek into the lives of people different from themselves and help children develop empathy, teaching them to love their neighbors.
We will also discuss the Reading Without Walls Challenge -- to read a book about 1) a character who doesn't look like you or live like you 2) a topic you don't know much about 3) in a format that you don't normally read for fun -- and how to encourage the kids in your life to give it a try.
Tickets are $15 each. Each ticket admits one adult (children are free; we will have activities for children who attend) and can be redeemed for $15 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets may be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP.
ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John's). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.
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