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Lacey Loves To Read 2024 Author: Donna Barba Higuera
February 15 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WA 98506, USA

Feb. 15, 2024 6:00 pm Feb. 15, 2024 8:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Lacey Parks Events Lacey Loves to Read is a community reading initiative designed to encourage our area students to become lifelong readers and learners. Activities include a district-wide bookmark creation contest, short story writing events, and more. A notable children’s author visits each year to share insights on writing and reading and foster a culture of reading in our school community. James Koval Center for the Performing Arts

Join this community-wide celebration & read books by award-winning children’s author Donna Barba Higuera!

About the Author

Lacey Loves to Read is a community literacy initiative designed to unite readers of all ages around the works of a notable author. Our 2024 author, Donna Barba Higuera, is the recipient of the Cybils Award and Newbery Medal winner (The Last Cuentista) as well as Booklist Editors Choice winner for books for youth. Her book, Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) award, recognized for “excellence in writing”. Donna lives in Washington State with her family, three dogs and two frogs.

More about Donna’s books
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Contest Information