Project Chairs: Ashley Crumby & Caroline Forks
Project Co-Chairs: Connie Jo Mills & Dana Requet
Each spring, this project brings a nationally recognized children’s author to Oxford to visit with 5th grade students. Prior to the author’s visit, JA purchases one of the author’s books for every 5th grade child. JA members deliver and share the book with the students in reading class prior to the festival. Students have the opportunity to read the book and have focus discussions in their classes. The author then comes to speak with the children. Over 1,000 local students attend the Children’s Book Festival. We would like to thank Phi Kappa Psi-Mississippi and Renasant Bank for sponsoring this project in 2022! The 2022 Children’s Book Festival is Liberty Finance. This year’s Children’s Book Festival was held March 31, 2022 at the Ford Center. This year’s book is Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca.