A Rainy Night Brightened by Brian Selznick

The effects of Hurricane Patricia couldn't dampen our spirits when we had the great privilege of hosting Brian Selznick at Westlake Performing Arts Center in October for his first Texas tour. Although the weather unfortunately dampened our scheduled pre-show festivities, Brian's presentation about his latest book, The Marvels, dazzled attendees--as did his spiffy tuxedo. We were … Continue reading A Rainy Night Brightened by Brian Selznick

BookPeople and AISD celebrate Grandfather Gandhi in the classroom!

~Post by Meghan G. As part of our mission to foster a love of reading in Austin and actively engage young readers in our community, BookPeople is so pleased to announce we'll continue to partner with Austin ISD’s Office of Academics to develop in-depth curriculum tie-in resources that bring great books to life for Austin students. … Continue reading BookPeople and AISD celebrate Grandfather Gandhi in the classroom!

Andrea Davis Pinkney Visits Austin Students with THE RED PENCIL

This morning, we had the pleasure of bringing Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney to Hill Elementary School to share with students her book, The Red Pencil. Told in verse and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Shane W. Evans, this powerful novel tells the story of Amira, a twelve year old girl forced … Continue reading Andrea Davis Pinkney Visits Austin Students with THE RED PENCIL

Happy Birthday, Gandhi!

Mahatma Gandhi was born 145 years ago today. To mark the occasion, we're celebrating Austin children's author Bethany Hegedus's beautiful nonfiction picture book, created in collaboration with Gandhi's grandson, Arun Gandhi, Grandfather Gandhi. Bethany had a terrific launch party here earlier this year, with many touching moments addressing how we handle human anger and turn it into a … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Gandhi!