Children’s Book Authors Celebrate At UES Speakeasy Cocktail Party To Benefit Page Turners

On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, Champions for Quality Education hosted a cocktail party to benefit the Page Turners program at the popular ice cream shop turned speakeasy bar, UES on the Upper East Side.

HarperCollins children’s book authors Janae Marks, From the Desk of Zoe Washington, Booki Vivat, FRAZZLEDand Jodi Kendall, The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, were in attendance. Page Turners, a program of Champions for Quality Education, founded by Maureen Pilkington-Rossi, promotes the literary arts across the Archdiocese of New York by bringing celebrated authors right into the classroom.

Event proceeds will bring 12 published authors and supply over 1,000 books to under-resourced New York City Catholic elementary schools, where 70% of enrolled students live near or below the federal poverty line.


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Photo credit: 1) Janae Marks, author of the middle-grade book, From the Desk of Zoe Washington and Booki Vivat, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series, FRAZZLED. 2) Janae Marks, author of the middle-grade book, From the Desk of Zoe Washington, and Jodi Kendall, middle-grade author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. 3) Maureen Pilkington-Rossi, founder and director of Page Turners.

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