TIGER BOY West Coast Book Launch and More!
It's been a busy week in the Bay Area launching my new book, TIGER BOY. Tomorrow I head to Boston for festivities on the other coast. Here's a taste of what's been going on this week in California — school visits, booksellers' conferences, and a happy launch party.
|Linden Tree Books in Los Altos created this lovely display.|
|I visited Chabot Elementary School in Oakland. Not a bad place to sign books.|
|At Malcolm X. Elementary School in Berkeley, we learned about Bengali culture and Bengal tigers.|
|Kids never make me nervous.|
|This was the first time I got to talk about both books!|
|The actual book launch party was at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore in Berkeley. Thanks, Mrs. Ds, and thanks to all the friends who joined me.|
|Parties are fun! Plus I got to read lovely notes from the fourth-graders at Malcolm X.|
|"Dear Ms. Perkins. Hi Ms. Perkins. I want to see you again Ms. Perkis. I love you Ms. Perkins"|
|Next stop: Pasadena, for the American Booksellers Association Children's Institute, where I signed and met many enthusiastic booksellers committed to connecting multicultural books and children. I also took a brief detour to wander around the Huntington Library and Gardens (photos below.)|