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April 12 - SoMIRAC panel with authors Mary Quattlebaum and Debbie Levy - Nonfiction: Real World Fun and Facts (Featured Author Session + Authors' Night)

April 11 - National Library Week Celebration (April 8 - 14) at Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

February 24 - SCBWI MD/DE/VA Real Local Challenge Webinar with Ann McCallum and Lezlie Evans 4:30 pm

February 1 - World Read Aloud Day - Skype with 3rd graders at A.J. Schmidt Elementary School, Angola, NY and 4th graders at T. Baldwin Demarest School in Old Tappan, New Jersey, and 4th graders at Northern Hills Elementary School in Onalaska, Wisconsin

January 27 - Author Sponsor for Multicultural Children's Book Day 


December 15 - Joined Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI MD, DE, WV) at Barnes & Noble Ellicott City, MD

December 1 -  Attended Baltimore Council on Foreign Relations 16th Annual Foreign Policy Conference for Maryland's Secondary School Social Studies Teachers

November  8 - St. Thomas More Cathedral School, Arlington, VA - lead digital conversation with librarians at Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria, Egypt)

November 3 - 4 - 25th anniversary dinner and family festival to celebrate 2017 Children's Africana Book Awards

October 29 - High school English Club Lycée Chouiter, Marrakech, Morocco - Morocco Library Project

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.