Thank you for making RIF's WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Gala a huge success! What a “wild rumpus” for all! More than 350 book people turned out to support Reading Is Fundamental at our 2013 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Gala.
Maurice Sendak’s iconic book came to life as the Four Seasons of Washington, D.C., was transformed into a jungle where any wild thing would feel at home.
Led by author and designer Tracy Hutson of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” we celebrated the work of RIF and our Volunteers of the Year, heard from renowned historian and children’s book critic Leonard Marcus about Sendak’s legacy, and honored our longtime partners at Macy’s. In an experience not to be forgotten, the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – a children’s book author himself – spoke with the crowd about his love of reading and treated us to a reading of Sendak’s iconic book.
The evening was sweetly capped off with a Monster Chocolate Bash and an overwhelming sense of commitment to RIF’s work on behalf of millions of children across the nation, who count on RIF for the books that give them a chance to dream big. Just like Max and his Wild Things.
Check out more photos from the wild night on our Flickr page.