The event at Myriad Botanical Gardens celebrates the book first published in 1969.
The event features face-painting, inflatables, yard games and food trucks.
“There are folks who are accustomed to the Western lifestyle — it’s what they live and breathe — but there are a lot of families that we’re their first taste of it,” Jeane said.
The team from John Rex Charter Elementary School will participate in the global finals at Michigan State University.
Hooks won in the Outstanding Literary Work for Children category for her book about medical pioneer Vivien Thomas.
Scott and Katie Henderson traveled all over the state to capture photographs of the strange and largely unknown for Off the Beaten Path.
The zoo activities are free with admission.
The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard has 16 Russell’s Reading Rooms around OKC and three in Los Angeles.
“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”
The series is designed for families and children ages 4-13.