Trinity Celebrates Literature at Annual Book Festival

The Trinity Book Festival is a week-long celebration of books and reading that gets our students excited about literature. This year's festival kicked off with visits to the Book Fair hosted by BookPeople, where our K-8 buddies made wishlists together and shared their favorite stories.

Thank you to all of our Parent Council volunteers for making the Book Fair a success!

At the Middle School Book Award Ceremony, the Page Turning Tornados club revealed the books that garnered the most votes from students: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and Girl, Stolen by April Henry, one of our visiting authors who spoke to students about the writing process. Her advice? Read more. "If you like to read, you should consider becoming a writer," she said. "The first step to good writing is reading a lot."

Middle School Librarian Sarah Julsonnet pictured with April Henry, our Middle School visiting author who participates in self-defense training courses to help write crime novels.

One of the highlights from the Book Festival is always the Literary Character Parade, where Lower School teachers and students emulate their favorite characters from some of the books they've read this year. Some fan favorites included characters from Pinkalicious, The Giving Tree and A New Day, the winner of the Lower School Trinity Book Awards. 

Eighth grader Claire C. helps her kindergarten buddy Cece G. create a shopping wishlist.

Lower School faculty and staff dressed up as some of their favorite characters from this year. Seven of our faculty members dressed as the days of the week from the Lower School Book Award winner, A New Day.

Book Awards

Book Festival closed with the crowning of our students' favorite books. The 2021-2022 winners of the Trinity Book Awards are:

Lower School

Picture Book

A New Day by Brad Meltzer

Chapter Book

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Middle School

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Trinity Book Festival. We look forward to celebrating reading with you again next year!