Wednesday February 27th 7:30pm at our 18th St Store: DAVE EGGERS with TABITHA ST. BERNARD

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Books of Wonder is proud to present author DAVE EGGERS in discussion with TABITHA ST. BERNARD, for What Can a Citizen Do?

Join us on February 27th at 7:30pm at 18th W. 18th St. for What Can a Citizen Do?, when we will be joined by author DAVE EGGERS, who will give a talk and sign copies of all his books. Ages 3-5. Wednesday, February 27th 7:30pm.

Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What is the What, A Hologram for the King, The Lifters, and his forthcoming novel, The Parade on sale this March. He is founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a humor website, and a journal of new writing, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centers around the United States. Numerous other organizations worldwide operate with inspiration from the 826 National model. Realizing the need for greater college access for low-income students, Eggers founded ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. Eggers’s books for young readers include What Can a Citizen Do?, Her Right Foot, This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, and The Wild Things, among others.

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs is a designer and organizer. She co-founded and designs the lines Tabii Just and Livari Clothing. She is one of the women who spearheaded the organization of the Women’s March On Washington on January 21st, 2017, helping organize the largest demonstration in response to an election in U.S. history. She is the Youth Director at Women's March. Tabitha has led and been an adult ally to several youth initiatives through her work with Youth EMPOWER, the youth arm of Women's March. She supported the 15 members of the Youth EMPOWER team in leading the Enough! National School Walkouts that saw 1.6 million students walk out of schools demanding sensible gun relations. Tabitha coordinated the Youth Ambassador program which saw 31 young people from all over the country recognized for their outstanding activist work. Tabitha is the coordinator of the EMPOWER toolkit, a tool for high school and college students that provides actionable tools for organizing, voter education and running for office. EMPOWER is a product of a coalition of organizations namely Women’s March, Peace First, Rock The Vote, Teen Vogue, Rise to Run, The Gathering for Justice and Justice League NYC. Tabitha consulted with Penguin on the kids book, Little Activists, released in Fall 2017. Together with 24 other Women's March organizers, Tabitha was recognized as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2017 Women of the Year. She has been featured in the book, 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World and was named one of 100 Women Who Stood Up To Trump In His First 100 Days.

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