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Quail Ridge celebrates books for kids next week

Posted November 10

Courtesy: Stacy McAnulty

Author and North Carolina mom Stacy McAnulty will visit Quail Ridge Books next week with her new picture book, "Beautiful."

This uplifting book for girls - and boys - aims to counteract stereotypes about girls and celebrates them for who they are and their potential. You'll see them splashing in mud, playing sports, climbing fences and, generally, having a blast.

Booklist says, "The tone is bold and forthright, as it needs to be to counter the ubiquitous other messages that tell girls how to behave, and the illustrations boast a multiracial cast and even girls playing basketball in wheelchairs. While this will appeal most to girls and their parents, there’s no reason why boys should not enjoy it, too."

McAnulty, also author of The Dino Files series, will share her latest book at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh's North Hills.

After the reading, children's book review Susie Wilde will present her choices for the best in children's and young adult literature of the year. The program is designed especially for educators and those interested in children's literature.

The program is open to the public, who is welcome to attend either or both presentations. They are free. Quail Ridge's website has more information. I'll have a Q&A with McAnulty on Go Ask Mom on Monday.

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