One Book Two Book
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One Book Two Book
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2021
Our community is very supportive of young people. We know who scores the winning touchdown for City High. We celebrate students who make all-state in music for Northwest Junior High. We cheer the top debaters at Regina. But do we know the best young writers in our community?
We should. As a UNESCO City of Literature, we rightly laud the published and soon-to-be published authors among us, but we tend to overlook the most abundant pool of talent in our area: our K-12 schools.
Recognizing and celebrating this talent is a big reason behind the City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival. Like traditional festivals, it offers the chance for attendees — in this case, children and their families — to hear from published authors about their work. But more important is its ultimate goal: to champion writing by children.
The One Book Two Book Kids Book Box supported by GreenState Credit Union is offered in three age-specific boxes 0-3, 4-6 & 7-10.
- Ages 0-3
- Ages 4-6
- Ages 7-10
In addition to the listed books & accessories, each book box includes coloring pages, arts & crafts kits, and bookmarks from the Iowa Children’s Museum, Iowa City Public Library, Coralville Public Library, North Liberty Public Library, and Iowa City Parks & Recreation.
Each box will be delivered in the Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty area for free during the week of February 22-26th or are available to be shipped for $10.
The Kids Book Box not only supports the One Book Two Book festival and the City of Literature but each box supports the local bookstores Haunted Bookstore, Prairie Lights Bookshop, & Sidekick Coffee & Books.