Back To School Book Night

Charnaie Gordon of Here Wee Read at River Bend Bookshop

River Bend welcomes Charnaie Gordon to Glastonbury for a special back to school story time on Friday, August 9th at 6:00 pm.

Charnaie is a wife, mom of two, computer programmer by day, blogger/influencer by night, self-proclaimed lifelong learner, podcast junkie and Distinguished Toastmaster. Her blog, Here Wee Read, is where she is currently expressing her creativity and passion for reading, diverse literature, and literacy. Her children and her husband are her inspiration and her followers/supporters are her book-loving community. More than anything else, she cares about connecting people with great books they'll love. In her world books are an absolute necessity. Charnaie is passionate about instilling a love of reading, lifelong learning, and curiosity in her kids. She hopes to inspire others to do the same with their children. 

Charnaie is also a contributing writer for Brightly ( and a contributing writer for the Black Love blog.  She also recently completed a family community service project, 50 States 50 Books, with her two book-loving children ages 5 and 6.  50 States 50 Books is an initiative turned non-profit organization helping to close the literacy gap in the United States.  They collect and donate diverse children's books for each of the 50 U.S. states and donate them to children in need around the country.  Find her online at and @hereweeread on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.   You can find her children at @50states50books or


Event date: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
2217 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Lola Goes to School (Lola Reads) Cover Image
By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580899383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - June 11th, 2019

Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma Cover Image
By Keith Calabrese, Juana Medina (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534408944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

All Are Welcome Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399246531
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

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