Tweens Read - Keeping It Real

What:

Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Keeping It Real - a discussion between Debbi Michiko Florence, Daniel Nayeri, and James Ponti! Tweens Read alum Elizbaeth Eulberg will moderate this panel.

When:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 10:00am CDT

Where:

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

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About the Panel Authors:

DEBBI MICHIKO FLORENCE is the author of nonfiction books for children in the Kaleidoscope Kids Series, China and Japan. She is a third generation Japanese American, and many of her ideas for the Jasmine Toguchi series come from family experiences. Debbi lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two ducks, Darcy and Lizzie. Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth is her fiction debut.

DANIEL NAYERI was born in Iran and spent a couple of years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the publisher of Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan, making him one of the youngest publishers in the industry. He has served on the CBC diversity committee and the CBC panel committee.

JAMES PONTI was born in Italy, raised in Florida, and went to college in California. After receiving a degree in screenwriting from the USC Film School, he began a career writing and producing television shows for the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, Spike TV, History Channel, and Golf Channel. James loves writing, travel, and the Boston Red Sox. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida.

Ordering:

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: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00am
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Keep It Together, Keiko Carter Cover Image
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Fans of Wendy Mass and Lisa Greenwald are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sweet story about first crushes, friendship drama, and finding the courage to stand up for yourself.


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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
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