Meet Reese Witherspoon

and Inspire Kids to Dream Big

Date and time
November 30, 2023 10:00 AM PT
Suggested audience
Librarian, Parent & Family, Other, Clubs & Organizations, Elementary School (ages 5-10)

About this event

Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to meet Academy Award-winning actress, founder, producer, and New York Times bestselling author, Reese Witherspoon, as she presents her picture book series, "Busy Betty."


In “Busy Betty & the Circus Surprise,” Betty is back to throw the birthday party of a lifetime! She has an amazing idea: she's throwing her mom a birthday party. Shhh . . . It's a surprise! Then Betty and her best friend, Mae, have the best idea of all: What if they threw Mom a circus surprise party?! It will be the greatest day in the history of the universe! Everything is perfect until Betty realizes—oh, no!—Mom's birthday isn't today . . . it's next month. Whatever will they do with their circus surprise now?


During our Flip event, Reese will share the inspiration behind “Busy Betty,” the magic of children’s minds and all the creative ideas they have. Your students will have the opportunity to hear Reese read an excerpt from the book, bringing the characters and their adventures to life.


Reese will encourage young minds to embrace their creativity, put their ideas into action, and follow their dreams!


About the author


Reese Witherspoon, is an award-winning actress, producer, founder and New York Times bestselling author. She won an Academy Award® for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line and was later nominated in that same category for Wild in 2014, which she also produced. Witherspoon also starred in beloved films Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde and Election, as well as award-winning television series’ “Big Little Lies,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and “The Morning Show.” In addition to her acting and producer roles, Witherspoon is an author and founder. In 2018, Reese released her first book, “Whiskey in a Teacup” which was an instant best seller. In 2016, she established the media brand, Hello Sunshine. Hello Sunshine puts women at the center of every story it creates, celebrates and discovers. Hello Sunshine tells stories across all platforms – from scripted and unscripted television, feature films, animated series, podcasts, audio storytelling, and digital series – all shining a light on where women are now and helping them chart a new path forward. Hello Sunshine is also home to Reese’s Book Club and the newly launched RBC App. Hello Sunshine is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises.

Before and after the event

  • Ask your questions for Reese Witherspoon and PYR in this Flip Group
  • Add Reese's new book in your bookshelf here

Watch it on-demand

This event recording is now available on-demand through January 31, 2024.