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Family Day: All Bentonville Reads

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A family sits at a table outdoors during a family event at the museum.
Photo by Stephen Ironside

Bring the whole family and join us for a super-powered wrap-up celebration of the All Bentonville Reads program! We’re filling the museum grounds with superhero-themed games, outdoor activities, art projects, and more inspired by this year’s book, Marion Jensen’s acclaimed middle-grade novel Almost Super.

Featuring activities from our friends from Bentonville Schools, Bentonville Public Library,the Amazeum, the Museum of Native American History, and Trike Theatre, there’s plenty to do and enjoy whether you’re a hero, villain, or book lover in-between.

See you there!

Free, no tickets required. Drop by anytime.

About This Year’s Book

Almost Super, by Marion Jensen

Each leap year, on February 29th, at 4:23 p.m., every member of the Bailey family over the age of twelve gets a superpower. No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it’s their duty to protect the world from those evil, supervillainous Johnsons. Today, Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny are finally going to get their superpowers. Benny wants to be a speedy, and Rafter hopes he gets super strength so he can save the day just like his grandfather. But when their powers arrive, they are, well, duds. Rafter can light matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie.

Suddenly Rafter and Benny’s world is turned upside down. Especially when they realize that Juanita Johnson, the villain in Rafter’s algebra class, thinks that her family are the superheroes and the Baileys are the villains.

What if everything Rafter thought he knew about superheroes turns out to be a lie? He may not have an awesome power, but with the help of Benny and an unexpected friend, he could just be almost super.



Presented in partnership with Bentonville Schools, Bentonville Public Library, the Amazeum, the Museum of Native American History, and Trike Theatre.


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