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OMG CHI BookFest - Friday, May 14th

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 5/11/21

We have the opportunity to participate in an awesome virtual author event! It's called OMG CHI Book Fest on Friday, May 14th. Our 2nd - 5th grades, along with other 204 elementary students, wiil be able to participate in one or more of the 45-minute sessions with 4-5 authors in each session.

OMG BookFest will be treated as an in-school field trip that will run throughout the day on Friday, May 14th. Teachers will choose which panels of authors they would like their class to hear that fit within their schedules. Zoom links will be shared with their classes and with remote students to join in as well. Cameras and microphones of attendees will be requested to be turned off to ensure sufficient bandwidth for this very big event.

The 45 Minute Panels Include:

9:30 a.m. Tell it True: Non-fiction
10:30 a.m. The Art of Story: Graphic Novels
12:00 p.m. Step into the Past: Historical Fiction
1:00 p.m. Humor & Heart: Realistic Fiction
2:00 p.m. Worlds of Wonder: Fantasy & Adventure

OMG BookFest has partnered with Anderson’s Bookstore to put together an amazing website for you to explore with your students. Here you will be able to browse the authors on each panel, learn about their lives as authors, and purchase SIGNED COPIES of their books.

PLEASE VISIT: https://www.omgbookfestchicago.com/

I am really looking forward to this virtual author event for our students! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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