Grab a comfy seat and settle in for storytime with some major athletes, chefs, fashion designers, and more!
The PBS Kids Read-Alongs first launched in March, with special guests that included Michelle Obama and Kristen Bell, giving kids something to do at home during the COVID-19 closures. The new slate of summer readings will kick off on Monday, June 29, at noon EDT, with NBA player Dwyane Wade reading Gabrielle Union’s book, Welcome to the Party.
The partnership will feature special guests who will each read a kids’ book and designate a location in the U.S. where a Little Free Library will be installed, stocked with a selection of diverse books to encourage reading and togetherness. Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire a love of reading, build community, and improve book access by fostering neighborhood book-exchange boxes around the world.
Other celebrity guests include Carla Hall, Tim Gunn, Camila Alves McConaughey, Anthony Ramos, Marley Dias, Boris Kodjoe, and Nicole Ari Parker, with additional readers joining in throughout the summer. The read-alongs will feature books with diverse authors and characters, as well as bilingual readings.
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