"In honor of Children’s Book Week I would like to ask all authors and illustrators to volunteer at your favorite independent bookstore on May 17th. Come in and read a story....The point is to show up and to read aloud, to celebrate stories and to celebrate the indies who work so hard to put our stories in the hands of readers." --Kate DiCamillo, author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
The Penguin was happy to welcome local authors Leah Pileggi (Prisoner 88) and Caroline Carlson (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot) to the bookstore as part of the Indies First Storytime Day celebration.
Leah Pileggi is pictured below with Penguin owner, Susan O'Connor.