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For the Love of Books Breakfast

You are invited to join the celebration by attending our first special event of the new year. The 2023 For the Love of Books breakfast will be back in person this year!

Our Master of Ceremonies will be Christel Bell from Fox 4. We look forward to welcoming her to the Reach Out and Read Kansas City family for her first event with us.

We are also very excited to announce our keynote speaker, Angela Cervantes! Angela is an award-winning author of several popular children’s novels including Lety Out Loud, which won a Pura Belpré Honor Book Award; Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring, a Frida Kahlo-inspired mystery novel; and the newest American Girl novel: Lead With Your Heart, featuring a bi-cultural Latina who loves soccer and advocates for immigrant rights. Angela also adapted Coco: The Junior Novel which accompanies the popular film by Disney/Pixar. Her latest work with Disney includes the junior novelization of its popular animated film Encanto. We look forward to her high-energy presentation as she shares her journey with us.

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Event Details:

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Doors open at 7 a.m. for coffee, entertainment, and the chance to mingle with other literary champions. A sit-down breakfast will be served while you enjoy the presentation.

Tickets are $70/each.

Click here to get your tickets today!


Thank you to Our Sponsors

All Event Sponsors:

These dedicated supporters are sponsoring all our 2023 events:

  • The University of Kansas Health System – Pediatrics
  • Sallie Page-Goertz & Kenn Goertz
  • Humana
  • Teresa & Tom Walsh
  • Monica Tiffany
  • Tanya Rodecker Wendt & Sam Wendt
  • Tension Envelope
  • Theme Strategic Proposals
  • Cathy & Joe McCaddon
  • Kathy Palermo
  • Pamela Miller & Michael Cummings
  • All About Books

For the Love of Books breakfast sponsors:

  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • MVP law
  • Community America Foundation
  • Laura & Lewis Gregory
  • Derek & Amy Gale
Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Mailing Address:
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Mailstop 1051

Kansas City, KS 66160 

Physical Address:
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Kansas City, KS 66103

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