TICKETED: Marcus Rashford | You Are a Champion
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We are thrilled to welcome Marcus Rashford in conversation with author Dhonielle Clayton to discuss his new book You Are a Champion: How to be the Best You Can Be. This is a virtual event.
This is a ticketed event; each ticket includes access to the virtual event and a copy of You Are a Champion. We will have a limited number of signed bookplates available while supplies last.
This event will be ticketed through Eventbrite and you can purchase tickets here. We will let you know when your books are available for in-store pickup and all other books will be shipped after the event. You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar 24 hours and 1 hour before the event.
A portion of event proceeds will go to support sport programming at Family Point Resources and Houston reVision. You can also purchase additional copies of You Are a Champion that these two organizations will distribute.
Monday, June 20th, 2022 at 6:00 PM Central Time
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About the Creator:
During the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marcus Rashford MBE teamed up with the food distribution charity FareShare to cover the free school meal deficit for vulnerable children across the UK, raising in excess of 20 million pounds. Marcus successfully lobbied the British Government to u-turn policy around the free food voucher program – a campaign that has been deemed the quickest turnaround of Government policy in the history of British politics – so that 1.3 million vulnerable children continued to have access to food supplies whilst schools were closed during the pandemic.
In response to Marcus's End Child Food Poverty campaign, the British Government committed £400 million to support vulnerable children across the UK, supporting 1.7 million children for the next 12 months.
In October 2020, he was appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Marcus has committed himself to combating child poverty in the UK and his book You Are a Champion is an inspiring guide for children about reaching their full potential.
About the Conversational Partner:
Dhonielle Clayton spent most of her childhood under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles series, Shattered Midnight, co-author of Blackout, and the co-author of The Rumor Game and the Tiny Pretty Things duology, a Netflix original series. She taught secondary school for several years, and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and President of Cake Creative, an IP story kitchen dedicated to diverse books for all ages. She’s an avid traveler, and always on the hunt for magic and mischief. Her new book, The Marvellers, is her middle-grade fantasy debut.