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September 23 - D.C. Public Library Summer Reading Celebration

June 17 - Chesapeake Children's Book Festival, Easton, Maryland

June 11 - Books in Bloom - First Columbia, MD Book Festival

April 22 - Children's Literature Conference, Salisbury, Maryland

April 11 - Africa Access Teacher Workshop at Howard University

March 15 - Arlington Community School, Arlington, Virginia with An Open Book Foundation

March 7 - Plummer Elementary School, D.C., with School Girls Unite and An Open Book Foundation




November 20 - National Cathedral Storytelling Hour - Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

October 20 - Virginia Association of School Librarians - Global Understanding through Picture Books

October 8 - Children's Africana Book Awards, National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C. 

April 18 - Norwood School, Bethesda, MD

February 28 - Girl Scout Thinking Day, Elkridge, MD 



November 14 - For Love of Children Book Festival, Washington, D.C.

October 12 - 13    Informal Education Conference at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

September 19 - Teach Africa! Silver Spring Cultural Center

July 8 - 7:00 p.m. - Howard County Central Library, Columbia, MD

May 16 - 10 am - 6 pm - Gaithersburg Book Festival with author Ann McCallum and SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators)

April 1 - Howard University: Children and Youth Literature Projects and Techniques for the Classroom: Africa and the Middle East

March 24 - Excel Academy for Girls with An Open Book Foundation (Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words)

March 4 - Library of Congress - Washington School for Girls (Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words)

February 27 - Girl Scout Troop 2158, John Eaton School, Washington, D.C. (Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words)


November 7 - Presentation in Arabic and English at Nebny Foundation Manshiet Nasser After School Program, Cairo, Egypt

July - Summer Arabic Classes, Anne Arundel County, Meade Middle School

May 31 - Celebrate Egypt Garden Party to raise funds for Children's Library and kick off expansion of Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandria to DC/VA/MD 

May 7 - Presentation to 3rd graders at Wheaton Woods Elementary School, Wheaton, MD, An Open Book Foundation

April 30 - Presentations to 3 classes at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland

April 29 - Presentations to 2 Arabic language classes, Meade Middle School, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

April 12 - Salisbury University Children's Literature Festival - session on Multicultural Storytelling with Sushmita Mazumdar

April 9 -   Arabic reading and class discussion at Young Readers Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (with Tharwat Abouraya)

March 21 - Signed books available for Multicultural Night, Stonegate Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD

March 12 - Kick off Virtual Book Drive for Children's and Young People's Libraries at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, organized by Baltimore/Washington Friends of the BA

January 13 - AIMS - Association of Independent Maryland DC Schools - Building Global Consciousness with Picture Books


December 14 - Arabic reading at StudioPAUSE, Arlington, VA

November 16 - Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts

November 14 - 17 - American Association of School Librarians, Hartford, Connecticut

November 9 - Children's Africana Book Awards, Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

November 2 - Arab American Book Award Ceremony, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

October 29 - St. Thomas More Cathedral School, Arlington, Virginia

October 16 - St. Andrew Apostle School, Silver Spring, Maryland

October 11 - School Girls United - International Day of the Girl, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Maryland

May 18 - Gaithersburg Book Festival

                 GBL Blog - Librarians of Congress: Protecting America's Treasured Books

April 27 -     Texas Library Association presentation

April 11 –     State of Maryland International Reading Association (SoMIRAC)

April 6 -     Maryland Writers Association, Montgomery County Chapter

March 23 –   Virginia Festival of the Book Publishing Day panel, Charlottesville, VA

March 22 - Venable and Meriwether Lewis Elementary Schools, Charlottesville, VA

March 19 –     Turning the Page Community Night - Tyler Elementary School -  Washington, D.C.

March 9 - National Children's Museum Reading Ft. Washington, MD

February 5 – Burnt Mills Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD with An Open Book Foundation

January 30, 2013 – Easttown Library, Berwyn, Pennsylvania (school presentation)

October 24 –     Takoma Park Public Library, Takoma Park, MD

September 30 – Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD

September 29 – NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association)

September 14 – Westminster Retirement Community, Woodbridge, VA

September 14 – Springwoods Elementary School, Woodbridge, VA

September 13 – Celebrate the launch of Hands Around the Library at Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

September 12 – Ketcham Elementary school with An Open Book Foundation, Washington, D.C.

September 12 – Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.