Monday, May 23, 2011

Foundation For Children's Books Author Events

Today I'm spending the day with 110 middle-schoolers who attend Boston Collegiate Charter School. My visit was organized by The Foundation for Children's Books, a wonderful non-profit headquartered in the Boston area. The FCB worked with my generous publisher Charlesbridge to provide every student with a copy of Bamboo People, ensuring that the students have read my novel before my visit. It doesn't get better than that.

On Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m., the FCB will host New England Voices, a free event in Boston College's Walsh Hall featuring four New England authors reading from their new work:
  • Karen Day writes funny and poignant middle-grade novels that explore all the ups and downs of that age. Her latest, A Million Miles from Boston, is the story of 12-year-old Lucy, who finds that this summer's trip to Maine will be turned upside down.
  • Nancy Poydar has written and illustrated twelve picture books, many in school settings--perhaps because before becoming an author/illustrator, Nancy taught 6th grade for 14 years. Her latest is No Fair Science Fair.
  • Susan Lynn Meyer is the author of Black Radishes, her debut novel about a young boy in Nazi-occupied France that School Library Journal calls "a dramatic tale of courage and determination."
  • Christine McDonnell, an area children's librarian, has written several endearing picture books. Her latest, Goyangi Means Cat, is the gentle story of a young girl who comes from Korea to live with her new American family and eventually finds home.
This event includes refreshments, book sales and signing.

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