Children’s Virtual Events Archive

raquel m ortiz

Meet The Author—Raquel M. Ortiz

Local author Raquel M. Ortiz reads her bilingual picture book When Julia Danced Bomba / Cuando Julia bailaba bomba in Spanish. Watch children from Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center show what they have learned about the Afro-Latino tradition of bomba music and dancing. Enjoy! Read More

mary cole watson

Meet The Author—Mary Cole Watson

With her book Wisdom Warriors, educator and author Mary Cole Watson made it her life goal to ensure the next generation of learners understand their designated place in African American heritage. Read More

jane gordon

Meet The Author—Jane Gordon

Based on a true story, Jane Gordon shares the story of two rescued dogs, along with the experience and the love of having a dog. Read More

essay by luke

“Why I Love Lakewood” by Luke

Watch Lakewood City Schools 4th grade student, Luke, read his 2021 winning essay Why I Love Lakewood Read More

margaret bernstein

Meet The Author—Margaret Bernstein

Local author Margaret Bernstein talks about her dream of making every child’s home a reading-friendly environment. Listen along as she reads three of her inspiring storybooks designed for fathers to read with their children. Read More

jerome white

Meet The Author—Jerome T. White

Jerome T. White, professional artist, teacher and author, talks about his book Red Tail Dreamer, a tribute to White’s late grandfather and the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen. Read More

sequoia bostick

Meet The Author—Sequoia Bostick

Enjoy watching local author and illustrator Sequoia Bostick read her children's book Bridget & Bot. Read More

caron wykle

Meet The Author—Caron Wykle

Watch local author Caron Wykle read from The Last Green Leaf, her first book which features Petey, a green leaf, who despairs when he is the last green leaf left on the trees in fall. Read More

kathleen stefancin

Meet The Author—Kathleen Stefancin

Watch author Kathleen Stefancin, a registered dietitian, raw food chef and plant-based food adviser, read three of her books that encourage children to have nutritious diets. Read More

michael armstrong

Meet The Author—Michael J. Armstrong

Enjoy watching local author Michael J. Armstrong with help from co-worker Lauren Redding-Jackson, read his children's book Best Day Ever about a boy on the search to have fun on his last day of summer vacation. Read More