Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates Books in Austin
A Book People Unite celebration for families was held April 11, 2013, in Austin, Texas, and hosted by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. The event was part of a series of events sponsored by Macy’s, a longtime supporter of RIF. Authors Tim Tingle, Chris Barton and Cynthia Leitich Smith, who all have books featured in RIF’s Multicultural Book Collection, joined the festivities, along with Kay Gooch, a RIF Volunteer of the Year. Families from Book Spring, who participate in the RIF program in Austin, and Gullett Elementary School, who support RIF each year through the regional Read-A-Thon, heard from the authors and celebrated children’s books. (Jack Plunkett/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)
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