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3 FREE Virtual Literature Opportunities For Kids (of All Ages)

Are your kids home from school in the wake of coronavirus? Here are three learning opportunities to make the most of the screen time your youngsters will undoubtedly be engaging in.

DRAW EVERYDAY with Jarrett Krosoczka
When: Every weekday at 2PM EST
Supplies: Paper, pencil, marker **possibly color pencils and water colors as lessons evolve

Graphic novelist Jarrett Krosoczka and wife Gina have chosen to start homeschooling post coronavirus school closures – and generously, want to share their education tools. Through live and archived webcasts, your child has access to free drawing lessons. Get your kids creating, drawing and using their imagination! Starting today through indefinately!

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, @ 11 AM EST
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YA Historical Fiction author/illustrator Vesper Stamper will host a 1-hour virtual school visit in which she’ll talk about the coronavirus (and creativity!) in light of her new book, A CLOUD OF OUTRAGEOUS BLUE.

“In a really weird instance of serendipity,” Stamper explains, “I happen to have written this very book about the pandemic of Plague in 1348 England, how fear gets the better of us in times of crisis, but also how one person with a vision can bring beauty and healing out of chaos. I wish, OH how I wish this book were already out, but I’m thinking of some ways to host discussions around it to be a helpful voice. You can pre-order it now and if you sign up for my newsletter, you can get a free chapter outtake.”

The school visit will consist of a reading from CLOUD, a presentation on how Stamper came to write the book and a bit about her journey as an author, followed by Q&A from students. This will be a national gathering, especially for students who need a bit of structure during their day. “I work from home, and my teenagers are home due to our district’s closing, so I really feel for the students who need a touch of normalcy at this time,” reflects Stamper.

TAKING QUESTIONS with Laurie Halse Anderson
When: Ongoing
Where: via Twitter

YA novelist Laurie Halse Anderson is taking question on her books via Twitter in hopes of starting a #QuarantRead book club. Hit her up about SHOUT, CHAINS, SPEAK and many others!

A message from Authors | Unbound: You are invited! Please share other Virtual Literary opportunities. Whether on social media or other platforms, in this time of potential isolation, Authors | Unbound wants to promote creating a shared positive digital community where individuals can keep learning and feel supported.