Release Date: 3/27/2017
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BCPS joins in BC Reads celebration with county libraries

Activity coincides with national School Library Month

TOWSON – Food, like books, offers a way to travel the world without going anywhere.

Throughout April, Baltimore County Public Schools will join with the Baltimore County Public Library to encourage community members to “Eat Up!" as many books as they can during the second annual countywide reading event: BC Reads. This year’s BC Reads theme, “Eat Up!" uses food and the culinary arts as a gateway to literacy and conversation.

The mission of BC Reads is to promote community-wide discussion through reading and the arts. As part of the celebration and in recognition of April as national School Library Month, several BCPS school libraries will welcome visits from local authors and illustrators:

Tuesday, April 4, from 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Robin Ha, author/illustrator of Cook Korean! A Comic Book with Recipes at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 North York Rd., 21204

Thursday, April 20, from 11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Eric Wight, illustrator of Everyone Loves Bacon and Everyone Loves Cupcake at Featherbed Lane Elementary School, 6700 Richardson Rd., 21207

Thursday, April 27, from 2:35 - 3:30 p.m.
Eric Colossal, author/illustrator of Rutabaga, The Adventure Chef at Logan Elementary School, 7601 Dunmanway, 21222

Baltimore County residents of all ages are encouraged to read and discuss the following recommended books that explore how food and cooking relate to history, the future, culture, environment, families, and communities:

  • Children’s Picture Books (Pre K – Grade 2):
    Everyone Loves Bacon & Everyone Loves Cupcake by Kelly DiPuccio and Eric Wight

  • Children’s Chapter Book (Grades 3 – 6):
    Rutabaga, The Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal

  • Teen/Adult Nonfiction (Grades 6 – 12/Adult):
    Cook Korean! A Comic Book with Recipes by Robin Ha

  • Adult Fiction:
    Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

  • Adult Nonfiction:
    Eight Flavors by Sarah Lohman

For more information about BC Reads and a schedule of community events, please visit

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