Andrea Wang & Jason Chin | Watercress
We are HONORED to welcome award-winning creators Andrea Wang and Jason Chin. They will appear to celebrate Watercress, their book which was awarded a Newbery Honor medal and the Caldecott medal this year.
This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. We are using the Zoom platform and look forward to seeing you there! If you registered for this event on BeNovel, you will receive an email from our event coordinator as well as from Zoom, with registration information.
NOTE: Because this is a virtual event, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth to stream video.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 5:00pm Central Time
We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Watercress from our bookshop.
Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.
About the Creators:
ANDREA WANG is the award- winning author of The Nian Monster and Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando. She was inspired to write Watercress by her experience growing up in rural Ohio as a child of Chinese immigrants. Andrea holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Young People. She lives in Colorado with her family. Instagram: @andreawhywang Twitter @andreaywang
JASON CHIN is a celebrated author and illustrator of children’s books. His book Grand Canyon was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Sibert Honor, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. His other acclaimed nonfiction titles— Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Island: A Story of the Galápagos, Gravity, and Your Place in the Universe—have received numerous starred reviews and other accolades. He is also the illustrator of Stephanie Parsley Ledyard’s debut title Pie Is for Sharing and Miranda Paul’s Water Is Water and Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born, the latter, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. He lives in Vermont with his wife and children. Instagram & Twitter @authorjasonchin
Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.
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Caldecott Medal Winner
Newbery Honor Book
APALA Award Winner
A story about the power of sharing memories—including the painful ones—and the way our heritage stays with and shapes us, even when we don’t see it.
New England Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year