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WORLD BOOK NIGHT KICKOFF PARTY featuring DEREK KIRK KIM

Same Difference 

World Book Night Kickoff Party 

Skylight Books has been chosen as one of twenty U.S. locations to host an official World Book Night launch event on April 22, 2014. Joining us to celebrate this great cause will be the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Award Winning author Derek Kirk Kim. Derek’s Same Difference is one of the 37 official WBN editions being distributed around the country by volunteers on April 23.

As part of this celebration, Derek Kirk Kim will speak briefly about reading and giving. Of special importance, all local givers are welcome to come share their giving stories.

Additionally, all attendees at our April 22 event will receive a free copy of Shakespeare’s Sonnets in a special WBN edition.

Other official WBN launch events will take place in Seattle, Portland, Berkeley, Denver, Santa Fe, Houston, Chicago, Duluth, Lexington KY, Stone Ridge VA, Wilmington NC, Vero Beach FL, Buffalo and Ithaca NY, Barre VT, Washington DC, and New York City. 
 
Derek Kirk Kim is the award-winning author of the Tune series, Same Difference, The Eternal Smile (with Gene Luen Yang), and Good As Lily (with Jesse Hamm). He has also contributed to numerous anthologies including Flight, Volume 1, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, and Bizarro World
 
World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give a half million free, specially-printed paperbacks to light or non-readers across America on one day. 25,000 volunteer book lovers will go out into 6,000 communities to primarily seek out those without the means or access to printed books. The volunteers go to such diverse locations as hospitals, underfunded schools, military bases, women’s shelters, nursing homes, community centers, and more. 
World Book Night takes place on April 23, 2014 – Shakespeare’s birthday – and is in its third year in the U.S., after the UK launch in 2011. We hand out 500,000 books in the U.S. every April 23.
As part of World Book Night, 2,300 bookstores and libraries in all 50 states serve as community organizers for the book distribution to the volunteer givers.
Event date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
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