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Brooklyn Book Festival presents Children’s Day

September 16, 2017 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Selina Alko and Sean Qualls ("The Case for Loving" and others) read their works for youngsters on the Picture Book Stage.  Eagle photos by Mary Frost

Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day brought kids’ literature to young readers on Saturday at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn. Authors of works ranging from picture books to graphic novels read from their work and discussed the writing life with young fans, while the lovable Story Monster gave out hugs and the Statue of Liberty came to life. There were plenty of arts and crafts to keep the little ones engaged as well.

Writers included singer and author Laurie Berkner (“We Are the Dinosaurs”), “New York Times” bestselling author Alexandra Bracken (“The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding”), 2017 Caldecott Medalist Javaka Steptoe (“Radiant Child”) and many more.

Authors read and performed music to illustrate beloved picture books at the Picture Book stage. Appearing were duo Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (“The Case for Loving” and others; pictured above), Angela Dominguez (“Sing, Don’t Cry”) and more.

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