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Connecting students, authors, illustrators and books

Help An Open Book Foundation bring authors, illustrators and books to qualifying schools in the Washington, DC area.

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Encouraging a love of reading

For nearly 10 years, An Open Book Foundation has organized events in qualifying schools in the DC metro area with creators of children's and teens' literature. In addition to offering the opportunity to hear from, meet, and engage with authors and illustrators across many genres, students receive a copy of the visiting artists' book, and classroom and school libraries receive copies of all the author's or illustrator's titles. After multiple events, AOB returns with in-class extension activities that deepen students' connections with the authors' and illustrators' books - and explore how books act as catalysts to action and investigation.