Eaton DC-Interview with Amna Nawaz
Oct. 23 | 11 a.m. ET
Representative Davids will be interviewed by Emmy Award-winning PBS NewsHour Chief Correspondent Amna Nawaz in a free event at the Eaton DC. Books will be available for purchase, and a book-signing will take place after the discussion. More information can be found here. Be sure to RSVP as space is limited!
National book festival
The National Book Festival, the nation’s premier literary festival, was founded by first lady Laura Bush, a former librarian, in 2001. About 100+ authors, illustrators and poets were chosen to participate in this year’s event, which is built around the theme “Open a Book, Open the World.” The 10-day festival will include a hybrid of in-person, online, live and recorded events. Among the highlights:
Davids was selected to appear in one of the festival’s on-demand videos, which will be released September 17 at 10 a.m. EDT online.
Davids is one of the five children’s book authors selected to participate in a live Q&A, which will be broadcast remotely. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT, Sept. 26, 2021. Additional information can be found here.
Sept 25 | 11 a.m. ET
Join us for this in-person event as Rep. Davids reads aloud from Sharice's Big Voice at City-State Brewing Co. in Washington, DC. In addition to the storytime there will be food trucks, craft beverages, free snacks and juice for kids, plus games for the whole family!
Copies available for purchase!
City-State Brewing 705 Edgewood St. NE, Washington D.C.
johnson county public library
Sept. 18 | 11 p.m. - 12 p.m. CT
Tune in for a fun and family-friendly event as the Johnson County Library hosts co-authors Rep. Sharice Davids and Nancy Mays, plus illustrator Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley to discuss the art and story in Sharice's Big Voice. Questions by kids encouraged!
The event will take place on Zoom--register online or call 816-260-4600.
In connection with the event, the Johnson County library will be hosting a youth writing and art contest called Reaching for Your Dreams. Submissions will be accepted Sept. 1-14 to kids 10 and under, and winners will receive a copy of Sharice's Big Voice signed by the authors and illustrator. Visit the contest page for more information.
afterword tavern & shelves
Aug 6 | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. CT
Live event for First Fridays.
Join us for an evening with Sharice Davids, author and U.S. Congresswoman (KS-03) to celebrate the summer release of her children's book, "Sharice's Big Voice." Sharice will speak about her inspiration for writing the book and the importance of representation in literature.
"Sharice's Big Voice" tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids' journey to become one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress and the first LGBTQ+ person to represent Kansas in Congress.
Copies of "Sharice's Big Voice" will be available.
A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to support one of Sharice's favorite local charities, Reach Out and Read KC.
Kids' Action Club: Congresswoman Sharice Davids
Aug 4 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. CT
U.S. Representative Sharice Davids will join us for this special meeting of the Kids' Action Club! She'll talk about her new book (Sharice's Big Voice), positive leadership qualities, and how we can make our community a better place.
Do you want to help make life in Lawrence better? Join Kids' Action Club to carry out some amazing service projects, learn from awesome people in our community (and beyond), and meet new friends. Join KAC and let's see what cool things we can do!
Please register online or by phone, 785-843-3833 to get the Zoom link. Register online here: https://tinyurl.com/2xxupeu5
July 28 | 7 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CT
Join us for a virtual reading on July 28th at 7:00 p.m. CT with U.S. Congresswoman Sharice Davids, Nancy K. Mays, and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley hosted by Well-Read Native and Well-Read Native Youth.
Lawrence public library
July 11 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
Join U.S. Representative Sharice Davids virtually July 11th at 3:30 p.m. CT as she reads and talks about her new book Sharice's Big Voice. Make sure to register before the event online or by phone, 785-843-3833, for the Zoom link and craft info.
Books & Burrow
June 27 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT
Join US Congresswoman Sharice Davids and coauthor Nancy K. Mays for a conversation about the writing and creation process for their new picture book Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman. The event is hosted by indigenous-owned Books and Burrow and will be moderated by Pittsburg State University's Native American Student Association President Blake Johnson! The event is free and open to all, but participants can choose to purchase the book for themselves, or donate the book to Pittsburg Public Library. Additionally, for every book donated, Books and Burrow will donate a native book to match!
kansas city, kansas public library
June 7 | Gates open at 7 p.m. CT
KCK library is celebrating the launch of its summer reading program with a movie -- and an appearance by Rep. Sharice Davids to celebrate her book. Each car of attendees will receive a signed copy of the book, along with summer reading logs and other information on participating in the Summer Reading Program.
wise blood booksellers
June 5 | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. CT
Join Wise Blood and US Congresswoman Sharice Davids for a conversation, reading, and Q&A to celebrate her new picture book Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman. Support one of Kansas City's BEST independent bookstores. For more information, visit their website.
the raven book store
June 3 | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT
Join U.S. Rep Sharice Davids and Kansas Rep. Christina Haswood as they celebrate the launch of Sharice's Big Voice. Free event. Signed copies of the book available to purchase. Guests may also purchase a copy of "Sharice's Big Voice" to donate to the Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation.
Register or pre-order here.
politics and prose
June 2, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. CT
Join Rep. Sharice Davids and the book's illustrator, Woodland artist, Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley for a discussion on Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman. Register here.
birchbark books and native arts with harpercollins
June 1, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT
Celebrate the release of Sharice's Big Voice with Representative Davids and Jonathan Van Ness in a lively conversation about children's literature, the importance or representation, Pride month -- and more! Guests may also purchase a copy of "Sharice's Big Voice" to donate to We Need Diverse Books. Hosts: Birchbark Books and Native Arts and HarperCollins. Free. Open to all. Register here.
Story hour and books signing at blk+brwn.
Dec. 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. CST
Representative Davids will be appearing at BLK + BRWN, a local, independent, Black woman-owned bookstore for a story hour and book signing. Be sure to RSVP here!