Thursday, June 23, 2016

More Book Events: DC & Orlando



DC Events


Fun with A MORNING WITH GRANDPA continues. I went to DC last week and had a book signing party at my friend's house as well as one of my first school visits with 100 first graders at Thomas Stone Elementary School at Mt. Rainer, MD:




It was really cute. My younger daughter came with me and was my helper. One of the students asked, awe-stricken, "Is that this illustrator?"

I also loved the thank you notes that they had pre-written:



Next up: Orlando


I'll be a the ALA (American Library Association) Convention in Orlando, signing my book at the Lee & Low booth on Saturday, June 25, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Any kid lit friends who are attending, please stop by! I was also featured on Lee & Low's blog today.  Lee & Low's complete author line up can be found here.




By the way, in response to the horrific massacre in Orlando, my friend Paula Yoo has organized a book drive to benefit the Orlando Youth Alliance, a nonprofit that serves LGBTQ youth & teens. If you are a LGBTQ author with books for kids or teens, please consider donating them to this group.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe beginning of your summer!


PS An inspiring video I came across by Jason Silva, the son of my former high school English teacher:

 

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7 comments:

  1. What fun book signings you've had! The elementary school crowd sounds lovely. :) Have a great time at the ALA!

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  2. What fun book signings you've had! The elementary school crowd sounds lovely. :) Have a great prjtime at the ALA!

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  3. Whay fun book signings you've had! The elementary school crowd harga kamera caon sounds lovely. :) Have a great time at the ALA!

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  4. The kids look very happy and enthusiastic ... the carascenery is so incredible ... thanks !!

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  5. There should be more and often book fairs for all of us so that people can get used to new books and have some great knowledge about different books.

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