Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Mia Armstrong

Actor, Artist, and Down syndrome activist!

Date and time
February 07, 2024 10:00 AM PT
Suggested audience
Librarian, Parent & Family, Elementary School (ages 5-10), Preschool & Kindergarten (ages 3-4)

About this event

Mia Armstrong, tween actress and model, was born with Down syndrome and she wrote I Am a Masterpiece about her full life of art, surfing, family, and friends. Join Mia Armstrong and her mother, Cara Armstrong, this World Read Aloud Day to hear a reading from I Am a Masterpiece, get a glimpse into the life of a child with Down syndrome, and help some readers see themselves in a book and help others understand those friends, classmates, and family members who are neurodivergent.


About Mia


Mia Armstrong is a SAG-AFTRA actress, model, and voiceover artist who once declared in a Good Morning America interview that Down syndrome is her superpower--and she’s proving that to be true. Mia will star in her first feature film, A Christmas in New Hope, which hit streamers this Christmas. She has also appeared in the Apple TV+ show Hello Jack, Muppet Babies, and Disney’s YouTube series The Disney Princess Club. In her modeling work, Mia has appeared in ads for Tommy Hilfiger, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Walgreens, Samsung, Cheerios, Chase, and Nickelodeon. She made history as the first child with Down syndrome to voice a cartoon character on Netflix. Mia has appeared on The View, MSNBC, and The Tamron Hall Show. Mia is changing the way intellectual disabilities and differences are perceived as she fights for inclusion and against discrimination. Mia is a prolific artist who draws and paints daily, and her art has inspired Owtside The Box, an apparel company featuring the art of individuals with Down syndrome. Mia lives in California with her parents and brother. This is her first book.


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