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Friday, October 11 • 10:00am - 12:15pm
Kidquake: Lower Elementary

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With support from Mark Finnemore

For kids from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Larissa Theule, Jim Averbeck, Simone Shin, Mitali Perkins, Isabella Kung, and Florencia Milito. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Authors and Participants
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Larissa Theule

Larissa Theule holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of three forthcoming picture books. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her family.
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Jim Averbeck

Jim Averbeck is the author of many books for young readers. His first book, In a Blue Room, was a Charlotte Zolotow Honor book. His other books include Except If; Oh No, Little Dragon; The Market Bowl; and his middle-grade novel A Hitch at the Fairmont: One Word From Sophia, was an... Read More →
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Simone Shin

Simone Shin is an award-winning editorial and children's book illustrator based in the Bay Area of California. She has illustrated numerous children's books since 2011, and her work can be seen in magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times and Real Simple. You can view her... Read More →
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Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins has written novels for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near (a National Book Award Nominee, a Walter Honor Book, A South Asia Book Award Winner, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Book of the Year), Rickshaw... Read More →
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Isabella Kung

Isabella Kung illustrated for Cricket Media, P&B Publishing Group, Committee for Children, 826 Valencia and Ree Stickers.Outside the world of publishing, Isabella is an adjunct instructor and has shown her original artwork at galleries in California, Spain, and Singapore.Isabella... Read More →
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Florencia Milito

Florencia Milito is a freelance writer, editor, translator, and educator in both English and Spanish. A former SF Grotto fellow, she teaches workshops for K-12 students as part of California Poets in the Schools (http://www.cpits.org), a community-based poetry education program... Read More →


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