Rick Riordan & James Patterson Event to Benefit First Book

Rick Riordan & James Patterson event to benefit First BookTwo of our favorite children’s book authors (two of everyone’s favorite children’s book authors, really), Rick Riordan and James Patterson, will be appearing, together for the first time, at Lincoln Center in New York City next month. The two authors will read from their latest titles (including exclusive first looks) and answer questions from their fans.

For those of us not able to make it to NYC, the event will be streamed live online, where fans will be able to ask the authors questions as well.

Al Roker, a longtime literacy advocate and co-host of the Today show, will moderate the evening.

We’d be excited about this anyway, but it’s extra special for us because the evening’s hosts, our friends at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Disney Publishing Worldwide, are donating 100% of the proceeds to First Book. So everyone who attends will not only get to see two of their favorite authors up-close and personal, they’ll have the opportunity to help First Book get books into the hands of kids from low-income neighborhoods.

If you’re in the NYC area (or are willing to make the trip), tickets for the event go on sale this Saturday, April 30, for just $5. You can learn more here.