|Release Date: 3/27/2017|
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: