The Eric Carle Museum, Moon Festival Celebration with Grace Lin
September 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Join us for a day celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! In addition to storytimes and art projects, guests will enjoy a Reader’s Theater program inspired by Grace Lin’s forthcoming book, Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods.
11:00 am- Storytime (Reading Library)
11:30 am – Chinese Menu Reader’s Theater and Draw-Along with Grace Lin, with students from Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School. (Auditorium)
Grace will be sharing her new book Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods with an interactive read-aloud of the dragon-filled myth behind the invention of chow mein. After the reader’s theater, Grace will teach everyone how to draw their own Chinese dragon! Space is limited. Advance registration strongly recommended.
12:30 pm – Book signing with Grace Lin (Great Hall). Can’t make the event? Reserve signed books online.
2:00 pm- Storytime (Reading Library)
An additional Reader’s Theater and book signing will be added to the schedule if the 11:30 am program fills up quickly.
WHO YOU’LL MEET
Grace Lin is an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels, including her Newbery Honor Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, her Geisel Honor Ling & Ting, her National Book Finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver, and her Caldecott Honor A Big Mooncake for Little Star. In 2022, Grace was awarded the Children’s Literature Legacy Award from the American Library Association.
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) is a K-12th grade public charter school located in Hadley, MA. PVCICS prepares students for academic and cross-cultural success through rigorous study and instruction aligned with state and federal standards, augmented with Chinese language and culture. PVCICS focuses on graduating students with excellent scholarship, high proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English, and sensitivity to multiple cultures.