​Co-Sponsored by City National Bank
“Reading is the Way Up”


11:00 am
Greetings from Children’s Village Ambassadors: 
Nay Nay Kirby, Michael Pronda & Comedienne Leroya Sanford
Musical Performance: Michael Pronda                                                                                              Actress, Nay Nay Kirby
11:15 am
Tribute to Great Black Women of the Old West:
Los Angeles Librarian Billie Frierson reads The Story of Stagecoach Mary Fields
Christine Nelson performs Biddy Mason
11:30 am
Dr. Pooch reads from his “Get Well Johnny” book series
11:40 am
Books and Cookies Celebrity Read-A-Loud
12:00 pm
Lionel Jean Baptist “Ice Cream Songs
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation presents
Celebrity Read A-Loud with Former Dodger Pitcher Dennis Powell
1:30 pm
Special Acknowledgements & City National Bank Book Give-A-ways
Get Lit Players Presentation

Diversity in Children’s Reading

1:45 pm
Diversity in Children's Reading:
Read Aloud with "Dewey Does" publisher
Thomas Kinslow with mascot, Dewey Does

Diversity in Children’s Reading

2:00 pm
Magic Show by “Mayseo the Magician
2:20 pm
Diversity in Children’s Reading:
Read A-loud with Sanjay Nambiar, Author
Super Amazing Princess Heroes Stories
2:30 pm
Musical Performance: 
Dill Purple Genius Kids with mascot, “Pookie” with Conductor: Jennifer Hopson
3:00 pm
Tribute to the "Great Outdoors” with Special Guests:
National Parks Association & Author Betsy Seeton For All the Animals
3:30 pm
Musical Encore by Lionel Jean Baptist “Western Songs for Little Rustlers” 

Closing Program with Celebrity Guests

4:00-4:45 pm
Closing Program - Transmedia 360 presents Diverse Kids on Tour
Performances by: Michael Pronda, Kristina Van Horst, Cassidey Fralin, Leroya Sanford, Analise Hoveyda & the Neal Brothers
4:45-5:00 pm
​Celebrity Guest : Sheldon Bailey - Star of Nickelodeon’s "Game Shakers" 

George Washington Carver Activities Corner:

              • Face-painters  • Balloon Artists  • Arts & Crafts • Scavenger Hunt Game
(sign up at welcome desk)