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Kidquake at the SFPL

It jumps starts my year and gives us all a wonderful experience.”

—Clarendon Elementary kindergarten teacher


As part of the festival each October, Litquake produces Kidquake, a number of kid-focused events at the San Francisco Public Library. In true Litquake style, San Francisco students in grades K-5 get to sample from the work of 4 or 5 authors in an hour-long presentation and then participate in hands-on workshops with the writers they’ve just seen. Each student leaves with a new book and teachers receive a bag of books and other goodies. Sign-up forms are distributed early each fall to San Francisco schools. Kidquake at the SFPL reaches about 1,000 children each fall.

Participating authors have included: Anthony Robles, Jon Agee, Lisa Brown, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Jennifer Holm, Leuyen Pham, Ina Cumpiano, and many more!

If you’re a teacher or school librarian and are interested in signing up for either Kidquake or Kidquake in the Schools, contact us at [email protected].