Thank You to the Alamo Drafthouse!
In August, the Alamo Drafthouse supported our Reading Rock Stars program through the summer Kids Camp. A huge thank you to everyone at the Alamo Drafthouse, especially the Lakeline location, and to all the friends of the Festival that purchased tickets in August. All proceeds from those showings went directly to Reading Rock Stars!
What is Reading Rock Stars?
The Texas Book Festival brings books to life for young readers through Reading Rock Stars, a dynamic program in which selected authors from across the country are invited to present their works to students in economically-disadvantaged public schools. At the end of the presentations, each child receives an autographed copy of the book, and a set of books is also given to the school library. Overall, Reading Rock Stars has sponsored 273 author visits to 72 public schools and gifted 64,127 books to disadvantaged children through our Reading Rock Stars program. Currently, we have programs in Austin, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley.
Thank you to the Alamo Drafthouse and all our loyal supporters for encouraging the love of reading. See you at the movies!