Bookworm | Antwan Eady, Gracey Zhang & Meg Wolitzer


Please join us for the Bookworm 2022 discussion between Antwan Eady, Gracey Zhang & Meg Wolitzer moderated by Jarrett Pumphrey!


Thursday, February 3, 2022, 1:00pm CDT


This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register.

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The panels will be uploaded to YouTube each evening, for on-demand viewing, and will remain there for 2 weeks.  PLEASE NOTE:  Individuals are not allowed to record panels for future viewing.

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About the Panel Authors:

Antwan Eady is an author and a dreamer. Originally from Garnett, South Carolina, he spent many nights whispering his dreams; now he proudly shares them with the world. A graduate of Clemson University, Antwan now lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Gracey Zhang is an illustrator, born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She received her BA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is the writer and illustrator of Lala's Words. She spends most of her time among scattered papers and ink pots, and when she's not at her desk, you can find her looking out train windows, watching and listening.

Meg Wolitzer was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in the town of Syosset, on Long Island, and sold her first novel, Sleepwalking, while a senior in college. She is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels for adults, including The InterestingsThe Ten-Year NapThe Wife, and The Female Persuasion; the young adult novel Belzhar; and the middle-grade novels The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman and To Night Owl from Dogfish.

About the Panel Moderator:

Jarrett Pumphrey is an author/illustrator and the former cofounder and CEO of a tech startup. He lives in Austin, Texas.


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Priority 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 is $35.

Event date: 
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Nigel and the Moon By Antwan Eady, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Antwan Eady, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063056282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 15th, 2022

From debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang comes a glowing tale about the young dreaming big. A perfect story to demonstrate how pride in where we come from can bring a shining confidence.

When Nigel looks up at the moon, his future is bright. He imagines himself as…an astronaut, a dancer, a superhero, too!

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Millions of Maxes By Meg Wolitzer, Micah Player (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Wolitzer, Micah Player (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593324110
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 11th, 2022

Max discovers that uniqueness is more than just a name, in this funny, lively picture book debut by the bestselling author of The Interestings.

Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness By Gracey Zhang, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gracey Zhang, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338648232
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Orchard Books - July 6th, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award!

From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words.

Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout.

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The Old Boat By Jarrett Pumphrey, Jerome Pumphrey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005179
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Norton Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021

A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021

The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.

Off a small island,

an old boat sets sail

and a young boy

finds home.