Help our youth expand their horizons through reading.

The District of Columbia Housing Authority is teaming up with D.C. Public Schools, Howard University, the National Education Association, and An Open Book Children’s Literacy Foundation to host a city-wide book fair.

“Turning Pages to Open Doors” will be held on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Arc, located at 1901 Mississippi Avenue, S.E.

Free books will be distributed to all families and there will be food, face painting, and other activities. Two authors will be on hand for readings and book signings, too.

Mary Quattlebaum will read and sign her book “Jo MacDonald Had a Garden” from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Quattlebaum is the author of 20 award-winning children’s picture books, poetry, chapter books, and novels. She teaches in the Vermont College Masters of Fine Arts Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, as well as at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda.

Edward G. Robinson, III will be reading, discussing, and signing his book, “The Worst Times are the Best Times,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is his first non-fiction book that he co-authored with LeVelle Moton, a coach at N.C. Central University. Robinson is an award-winning sports journalist whose work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washingtonian Magazine, among others. 

For more information on Quattlebaum, visit www.maryquattlebaum.com, and she blogs with five authors and illustrators at penciltipswritingworkshop.blogspot.com. For more information on Robinson, visit http://www.theworsttimesarethebesttimes.com/?page_id=68.




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