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Award-winning Children’s Book Authors Come Together In Virtual Comic-Con@Home Panel For ‘GOTHAM READS’

Gotham Reads join Comic-Con@Home with a panel. The press release is below.

Panelists Henry Winkler, Tony DiTerlizzi, D.J. MacHale, Lin Oliver, Christina Hammonds Reed, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Angela DiTerlizzi Talk YouTube Reading Channel that Sparks Kids’ Imaginations During These Challenging Times

(Los Angeles, CA; July 21, 2020) – Reading books to kids is a treasured experience, stimulating their imaginations and providing comfort in these challenging times. In response to this need, leading management and production company The Gotham Group created the YouTube series ‘Gotham Reads,’ which has to date recruited over 100 authors, illustrators, public figures and celebrities to read books out loud for kids desperate for adventures that transport them from the confines of their homes.  

At this year’s Comic-Con AT Home on Sunday, July 26 at 11am PT, the  TOP KIDS AUTHORS COME TOGETHER FOR GOTHAM READS panel welcomes Emmy® winning actor, producer and author HENRY WINKLER and writing partner LIN OLIVER  (co-authors of the NYT bestseller Alien Superstar), Caldecott Honor recipient TONY DITERLIZZI (The Spiderwick Chronicles); ANGELA DITERLIZZI (Some Bugs); CHRISTINA HAMMONDS REED (The Black Kids); SELWYN SEYFU HINDS (Washington Black and Prince of Cats screenwriter) and D.J. MacHALE (Pendragon).  Also on the panel are ‘Gotham Reads’ producers ELLEN GOLDSMITH-VEIN (The Maze Runner franchise) and ANDREW GELLER (1stAveMachine).  (More information can be found at @GothamReads.) 

Lin Oliver (Executive Director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) will moderate this panel of top authors discussing the power of the imagination, which book they for Gotham Reads and why, and the enduring power of storytelling.   @GothamReads

Gotham Reads’ roster of celebrities, authors and public figures also includes Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, Senate hopeful/Veteran Air Force combat pilot/teacger MJ Hegar, Jerry Spinelli, Butch Hartman, Kevin Bacon, Steve Buscemi, Ethan Nicolle, Skylar Astin, Barry Sonnenfeld  Eileen Spinelli, Dan Yaccarino, Auliʻi Cravalho, Scott Sonneborn, Lorraine Toussaint, AnnaSophia Robb, Sara Rue, Max Greenfield, Jewel, Natascha McElhone, Patrick Warburton and Elanna Allen, among many others. 

To extend outreach to as many quarantined Pre-School through Middle Grade kids as possible, Gotham Reads content will be shared with a network of affiliated organizations including 826LA, Common Sense MediaGirls Inc., Imagine LA, P.S. Arts, Save the Children, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Sourcebooks, Andrews McMeel Publishing and Young Storytellers

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