Night at the Museum with Christina Soontornvat

A Night at the Museum with Christina Soontornvat on Friday, May 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Kaleideum North on 400 West Hanes Mill Rd. This is a free event. In collaboration with Kaleideum and LEAD Girls of North Carolina, Bookmarks presents a fun-filled event for young readers and their families! 

The American Booksellers Association, Candlewick Press, and General Motors announced the “STEM Reads” (#STEMReads) book giveaway on March 31 with the goal of distributing 20,000 copies of a special paperback edition of The Last Mapmaker to readers in underserved communities.

Bookmarks was selected to receive copies of The Last Mapmaker to distribute to schools and organizations along with a visit from author Christina Soontornvat, the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children of all ages, including Newbery Honor books A Wish in the Dark and All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team.

Join Bookmarks and friends for an evening of fun with Christina Soontornvat on Friday, May 5th at 6 pm at Kaleidum North.

This event is free, but registration is required on Eventbrite. Registration will include admission to the author talk and audience Q&A with Christina, a copy of The Last Mapmaker, and STEM activities throughout Kaleideum. We will also have a pop up book fair with several titles available for purchase.

Register you and your family for this event on Eventbrite.


  • When: Friday, May 5th at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Kaleideum North located at 400 West Hanes Mill Road
  • Cost: Free registration includes admission to Kaleideum and a copy of The Last Mapmaker

Signing :

Christina will be signing books following the presentation.

COVID Guidelines:

  • Masks are welcome and encouraged for this event.
  • Covid guidelines are subject to change based on local city and state conditions at the time of the event. Final guidelines will be included in attendee information send the week of the event.

To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Bookmarks at or (336) 747-1471 x1001. At least two weeks' notice will allow us to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.

Thank you to The American Booksellers Association (ABA), Candlewick Press, General Motors (GM), and Christina Soontornvat for this program that supports STEM literacy and the love of reading.

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Event date: 
Friday, May 5, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Kaleideum North
400 West Hanes Mill Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27105