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KidLit for Ukraine event tomorrow night + Simmons "read-in" donations

Tomorrow night, March 22, at 7pm ET, KidLit TV will be hosting a virtual benefit to raise money for children of Ukraine. All proceeds will go to Save the Children, with nearly $10,000 raised as of this writing; a donation of any amount grants viewers access to the event. 

#KidLitForUkraine Logo designed by Mike Curato

The "all-star lineup" features children's authors and illustrators — including those from Ukraine —  "sharing stories of hope." Participants include: organizer Marc Tyler Nobleman, Newbery and Belpré winner Donna Barba Higuera, Caldecott Medalist and BGHB honoree Jason Chin, Rita Williams-Garcia, Nikki GrimesDuncan Tonatiuh, Kate Messner, and many, many more who are actually listed...plus, "Surprises are guaranteed." 

This Saturday, March 26, the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University is holding a "read-in" for the Simmons community, to benefit Fundacja Powszechnego Czytania, a group that aims to: "buy books for refugee children from Ukraine (and support Ukrainian publishers in the same time). We want to offer them a moment of normality, warmth, closeness and peace."

The event is limited to the Simmons community (and thanks to Cathie Mercier for letting us know), but donations are open to all! Scan the QR code above. 

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