Oregon Reads Aloud - benefit story collection for SMART

Oregon Reads Aloud is a collection of 25 stories written and illustrated by Oregon authors and illustrators to celebrate 25 years of the SMART organization's work. SMART pairs volunteers with children in need of reading support and books to take home and keep. SMART volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-driven environment.

I was so fortunate to illustrate a story for it written by Eric A. Kimmel (the award winning author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and loads more excellent books.) Oregon Reads Aloud also includes work by many of my wonderful author and illustrator friends.

Contributors are:
Dale Basye, Estela Bernal, Carmen Bernier-Grand, Kate Berube, Susan Blackaby, Susan Boase, Addie Boswell, Cathy Camper, Curtis Chen, Nancy Coffelt, Carolyn Conahan, Judy Cox, Mark Fearing, Carolyn Garcia, Elizabeth Goss, Kim Griswell, Barbara Herkert, Robin Herrera, Debbie Hocking, David Hohn, Barb Kerley, Robin Kerr, Amber Keyser, Eric Kimmel, Bart King, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gesine Kratzner, Mike Lawrence, Trudy Ludwig, DamienMacalino, Helena Macalino, Abigail Marble, Natalie Metzger, Lisa Mundorff, Wendy Myers, Gina Ochsner, Brian Parker, Valarie Pearce, Dawn Prochovnic, Doug Roy, Elizabeth Rusch, Linda Dalal Sawaya, Heidi Schulz, Stephanie Shaw, Cathy Stever, Sonja Thomas, Katy Towell, Zoey Abbot Wagner, and Johanna Wright.

It's a fantastic collection!

Purchase it in Portland at Powell's Books, Annie Bloom's Books, Broadway Books, and some Fred Meyers. A portion of the proceeds goes back support to SMART!

Purchase it online at any of these places:
Powell's Books
Barnes and Noble

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