Kids Reading Across RI

Announcing the 2022 KRARI Selection

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The Kids Reading Across RI Committee is proud to announce that How to Win a Slime War by Mae Respicio is the 2022 selection!

From the publisher:

Alex Manalo and his dad have just moved back to Sacramento to help out with their extended family's struggling Filipino market. While Alex likes helping in the store, his true passion is making slime! He comes up with his own recipes and plays with ingredients, colors, and different bumpy or sparkly bits, which make his slime truly special. A new friend encourages Alex to sell his creations at school, which leads to a sell-off battle with a girl who previously had a slime-opoly. Winner gets bragging rights and the right to be the only slime game in town.

But Alex's dad thinks Alex should be focused more on "traditional" boy pastimes and less on slime. As the new soccer coach, Dad gets Alex to join the team. Even though he hates sports, Alex gives in.

Alex is battling on multiple fronts--with his new friends at school, and with his dad at home. It will be a sticky race to the finish to see who oozes out on top.



School Library Journal

Book Set Distribution to Schools and Public Libraries

Sets of the 2022 KRARI selection How to Win a Slime War are available to schools and public libraries planning to lead a KRARI book discussion this spring and summer. Please use the appropriate form below to request a book set. Requests must be made using the appropriate form by April 1, 2022. Book sets will be delivered mid-April - May.

Questions about book distribution may be addressed to:

Danielle Margarida

Youth Services Coordinator, RI Office of Library and Information Services

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Virtual Author Event

Thursday, April 28th


Kick off Kids Reading Across RI 2022 with a live, virtual discussion with How to Win a Slime War author Mae Respicio. Schools, public libraries, homeschoolers, and children's literature lovers are invited to celebrate the award winning author behind this year's joyful, honest, and heartfelt selection.Please pre-register to receive the event link two days before the event. Contact Danielle Margarida or Kate Lentz for more information.

Kids Reading Across RI

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island's One Book, One State community read program for kids, is kicking off its 13th year! This program, offered by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services in partnership with the Rhode Island Center for the Book, encourages students across the state in grades 4 through 6 to read the same book, and engage in community discussions and programs.