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Fri, Jun 23


Twas the Night Before Pride - Virtual Live Book Reading

Twas the Night Before Pride - Virtual Live Book Reading

Time & Location

Jun 23, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

About the Event


Written By: Joanna McClintick

Illustrated by: Juana Medina 

Join us with author Joanna McClintick for a live - virtual book reading of her book: Twas the Night Before Pride! 

If a parent would like to review this prior to our event here is a link to to the live book reading Read Aloud by Joanna MClintick:

Google Books Review: A glittering celebration of queer families puts Pride gently in perspective—honoring those in the LGBTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality.

 About the author (2022) 

Joanna McClintick is a debut children's book author and a licensed social worker at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in Manhattan. When she was dreaming about building her family, she wrote this poem to honor Pride's history of resistance and imagined sharing it with her future child one day. It has become a tradition to read it at their annual brunch the day before the Pride March with family and friends. Joanna McClintick lives with her wife and child in Brooklyn.  Juana Medina is the author-illustrator of Juana & Lucas</i>, which won the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award; Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas</i>; Juana & Lucas: Muchos Changes</i>; and many other titles and has illustrated numerous picture books, including Smick! by Doreen Cronin and I’m a Baked Potato! by Elise Primavera. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Juana Medina now lives with her family in the Washington DC area.

You can rent a copy of this book from the Rappahannock Regional Library -

You can purchase this book via amazon or by contacting Riverby Books or Jabberwocky Childrens books & toys! 

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