Ann Braden & Lisa Fipps

What:

Join us as we welcome Ann Braden (Flight of the Puffin) and Lisa Fipps (Starfish). They will discuss their new novels for middle grade readers.

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth. If you have not used Zoom before, don't worry: It's easy! Here's a quick reference guide to help you get oriented: Getting Started with Zoom

When:

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:00pm 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 Flight of the Puffin or Starfish from our bookshop. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

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, will be immediately removed.

About the Authors:

Ann Braden is also the author of The Benefits of Being an Octopus, which was an NPR Best Book of 2018 and is currently on 10 state lists. She founded the Local Love Brigade, which has chapters all over the country sending love postcards to those who are facing hate. She also founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group championing the common ground on the issue of guns in Vermont, which helped pass landmark gun violence prevention legislation. She is a former middle school teacher, the co-host of the children's book podcast "Lifelines: Books that Bridge the Divide," and a co-organizer of #KidsNeedMentors. Ann lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two children, and two insatiable cats named Boomer and Justice.

Lisa Fipps is a library marketing manager. Starfish is her debut novel. She lives in Kokomo, Indiana.

Ordering:

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.

International shipping will be $35.00.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Flight of the Puffin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816061
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 4th, 2021

One small act of kindness ripples out to connect four kids in this stirring novel by the author of the beloved The Benefits of Being an Octopus.


Starfish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.