My Very Own Library

The University of Chicago My Very Own Library Program

World Read Aloud Day Celebration

6pm CST Read Aloud

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We will be joined this evening by several guest readers from around Chicago, from the university community, from the Greater Bronzeville community with special guest reader:


Theanne Griffith is a neuroscientist and the author of the STEM-themed chapter book series, The Magnificent Makers. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved both storytelling and science. Her books blend these two passions, taking young readers on out of this world adventures they’ll never forget. The first four books in her series, How to Test a Friendship, Brain Trouble, Riding Sound Waves, and The Great Germ Hunt are currently available wherever books are sold. The fifth book in The Magnificent Makers series, Race Through Space, will be available on February 21, 2022. She also co-writes the non-fiction series, Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files, which accompanies the Netflix animated series, Ada Twist, Scientist. Theanne received her BA in neuroscience and Spanish from Smith College and earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis.