I am so very proud to be a part of this exciting celebration of reading and literacy in Dallas. Tulisoma means "we read" in Swahili, but it has come to signify much more to the South Dallas community. It is today a showcase of cultural arts and also a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with best-selling authors from across the country. People of all ages who share a love of reading will find a treasure of books and noted authors, celebrity readers and special programs to enjoy. I hope you will join us for this great family event created to promote reading for all ages.