Storytime Mini-Marathon, presented by McNally Jackson and BKBF

September 24th

McNally Jackson Downtown Brooklyn

No RSVP Required!

Please join us on Sunday, September 24th at 11:00am for a Storytime Mini-Marathon event, hosted by McNally Jackson in partnership with the Brooklyn Book Festival!

Come by and meet four local authors as they read from their latest books, answer questions, and spend the morning celebrating stories of all kinds! Featuring Frances Cha (The Goblin Twins), Monique James-Duncan (Mommy Time), Cindy Eagan (The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her), and Galia Bernstein (The Pumpernickel-Daffodil) as they read their books back to back to back! Open to guests of all ages, and recommended for children ages 4-8. We hope to see you there!

This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event.

Featured Authors: 

Frances Cha is a former culture and travel reporter for CNN in Seoul and Hong Kong, where she also taught at Ewha Women's University and Yonsei University. Currently, she teaches undergraduate fiction at Columbia University. Frances Cha's debut novel If I Had Your Face (Ballantine Books) was named one of the best books of the year by Time, NPR, BBC, and EsquireThe Goblin Twins is her first book for children.

Monique James-Duncan is a wife, mother, writer, and wanderluster. Born in Britain and raised in the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean, she began travelling and vacationing with her family at a young age and loved spending time on her grandmother's farm in Barbados. She calls the cosmopolitan mecca of New York her home, and spends most summers in Barbados and Dominica with her children. Mommy Time is her first picture book, and has received a starred review from Kirkus
Cindy Eagan grew up playing with Barbies. She loved creating stories about them, dressing them up, and watching her collection grow. A former book editor, Cindy is now an author and screenwriter. She lives on the Upper East Side in New York City. The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her is her first book for children.

Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and cartoonist in the Israeli Army's magazine before moving to New York City to study illustration. She has written and illustrated multiple books for children, including I Am a Cat, Leyla, and her most recent picture book, The Pumpernickel Daffodil. Galia lives in Brooklyn, New York.