Our 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on October 28, from 7:00-8:00pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom, and we hope you will join us! The link to join the meeting will be sent to all of our current ARLF Members via email, and can also be found below. The meeting is open to all who are interested!

Join us for a Virtual Book Club! This year our Annual Meeting will feature three local authors who will be sharing their books with us. All of the authors have books available in the Dallas Public Library system, so you will be able to read your favorites after the meeting ends!

Fowzia Karimi is the author of Above Us the Milky Way (read description here). She is a writer and an illustrator. Her work explores the correspondence on the page between the written and the visual arts. Her illuminated debut novel Above Us the Milky Way received the 2020 Balcones Fiction Prize, the Foreward Reviews Editor’s Choice Prize, the WLT Fiction Discovery Prize, and the PubWest Bronze Book Design Award. She is also recipient of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.

Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of nine novels including FIRE & FLOOD, THE COLLECTOR, and TITANS. Victoria’s books have been YALSA-nominated, have appeared on the prestigious Spirit of Texas Reading Program, and have been included on Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year list. Her stories have been translated and sold in fourteen countries, and FIRE & FLOOD is currently an Amazon Teacher's Pick selection.

Nancy Churnin is the award-winning author of ten picture books about people who persevered to achieve their dreams and make the world a better place. All her books come with free teacher guides, resources, and projects that celebrate the great things kids do and can be found on her website at nancychurnin.com. Among her awards: a Junior Library Guild selection, School Library Journal and Kirkus Starred Reviews, multiple National Council for the Social Studies Notables, multiple Silver Eureka Awards, multiple inclusions on A Mighty Girl list, Sydney Taylor Notable, Towner Award nominee, Sakura Medal finalist, Notable Book for a Global Society, Anne Izard Storytellers Choice Award and the South Asia Book Award.

Join us for an exciting evening full of great literature! You can join the event using this ZOOM LINK.