FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Derrick A. Young
CELEBRATE SUMMER READING WITH AUTHOR KWAME ALEXANDER
Presented by MahoganyBooks and DC Public Library
Woodbridge, VA , May 19, 2016 – MahoganyBooks, in partnership with the DC Public Library, presents Celebrate Summer Reading with Author Kwame Alexander, an end-of-the-school year and summer reading kick-off celebration. The event will feature a panel discussion featuring several local authors who will provide parents with advice and tips to support their efforts in raising enthusiastic readers.
This event, sponsored by Reading is Fundamental and The Holden Bequest, will take place on June 15, 2016 at 6:30PM at the Francis Gregory Library located at 3660 Alabama Ave. SE., Washington DC 20020. Authors Tracy Chiles McGhee, David Miller, and Kenneth Braswell, in addition to Kwame
Alexander will engage parents in a two-way conversation and provide useful advice and tips for parents seeking to grow their kids reading habits.
This free event is valuable for parents with school-age children of all levels. Parents are encouraged to bring their children as the first 100 kids will receive two free books to jump start their summer reading fun. There will also be free ice cream for any child or adult that signs up for the Library’s summer reading program. The event will wrap-up with award-winning author Kwame Alexander reading from his new book, Surf’s Up. For more information visit www.mahoganybooks.com/summerreading.
“MahoganyBooks is excited to partner with the DC Public Library to put on this exciting event to celebrate the start of summer vacation for DC’s hardworking students,” said Derrick Young, Co-Founder of MahoganyBooks. “It’s also a great opportunity to reinforce the importance of summer reading to ensure students retain the skills and information they learned over the school year. The authors we have lined up will share great advice and encouragement for parents looking to make their kids summer reading program fun and impactful”
Started in 2007 by an enterprising husband and wife duo, MahoganyBooks is an award-winning online bookstore that specializes in the sale of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. At its core, MahoganyBooks is a company that firmly believes in improving its community through social entrepreneurship, using literature to empower its community politically, economically, and socially, and increasing access and awareness of culturally relevant books. Find out more at
www.mahoganybooks.com. You can also contact Derrick Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (703) 730-3873.
About DC Public Library
The District of Columbia Public Library supports children and adults with books and other library materials that foster success in school, reading and personal growth. Created by an act of Congress
in 1896, DC Public Library includes a Central Library and 25 Neighborhood Libraries.