Kids Reading Across RI
Announcing the 2022 KRARI Selection
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.
Book Set Distribution to Schools and Public Libraries
Questions about book distribution may be addressed to:
Youth Services Coordinator, RI Office of Library and Information Services
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.
Major Support for Kids Reading Across RI 2022
Rhode Island Library Association
TD Charitable Foundation