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Complete Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2021

UPDATE: Until further notice all of our author visits will be virtual. Adult events -- Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" -- will be broadcast via CrowdCast.io  and children's events -- Zoom for Kids -- will be presented via Zoom.us. Thanks for your support of these vibrant and worthwhile literary conversations. Although we make every effort to ensure that the information below is accurate, occasionally dates and times may change. We always recommend calling ahead to confirm. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.

March 2021

3/2 - We are celebrating Read-Across-America Day with a special - via Zoom! - visit with bestselling children's author Brad Meltzer and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator Dan Santat. They will be sharing their new picture book, A New Day, with two different audiences of school children. While neither event is open to the public, we are thrilled to have signed books available to order HERE.

3/8 - Prize-winning teen novelist (and longtime Rakestraw favorite!) David Levithan visits -- via Zoom! -- Los Cerros Middle School to share his new book, The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother) in a special event. This event is unfortunately closed to the general public, but signed first editions are available to order HERE.

3/8 - We are bringing -- via Zoom! -- bestselling children's author James Ponti to Rancho Romero School to discuss the latest volume in the "City Spies" series, Golden Gate. This event is unfortunately closed to the general public, but signed copies are available to order HERE.