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In 2017, The Rabbit hOle partnered with the Kansas City Public Library, The Downtown Council, The Neighborhood Tourism and Development Fund, and Crossroads Academy to produce a citywide literature festival in downtown Kansas City. Presenters included Jon Scieszka, the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature,  Caldecott Medal winners Sophie Blackall, Brian Selznick, and Javaka Steptoe, along with  John Bemelmans Marciano, Nina Crews, and Shane Evans. Nearly 1,400 and 600 teachers, parents, and librarians attended the sold out event. 

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