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Richmond Zine Fest celebrates 10 years this weekend with first multi-day fest, and focus on POC and LGBTQ zinemakers
Words by Sasha Jiron
– Sep 26, 2016
Beloved children's author and illustrator Juana Medina has delighted kids and parents everywhere with Smick! and One Big Salad. Now, she continues to charm young readers with her trademark style in Juana & Lucas, in which the young protagonist learns English with the help of her canine friend. Join Juana Medina for a series of bilingual readings across DC. Intended for ages 6-8. Join her:
Tuesday, October 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Connecticut Avenue
Wednesday, October 5 at 9:30 a.m. at Busboys and Poets 14th & V
Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Takoma Park Library (MD)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" on the revival of his beloved comic strip after a 25-year hiatus and a new book about the origins of Bill The Cat.
Trillin brings his trademark wit to the world of children's literature for the first time in this collection of verse. Each poem describes a seemingly mundane element of childhood, from learning to tie shoelaces to zealously collecting stuffed animals. One youthful narrator generously offers up his sister at the doctor's office as a more fitting recipient for a shot, while another explains that "The Grandpa Rule" really means that there are no rules at all for the length of Grandpa's visit. The quiet joys of childhood that Trillin depicts will evoke laughter and perhaps some nostalgia for those who, through the years, have remained young at heart. All ages