Tweens Read - Myth and Magic
Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Myth and Magic - a discussion between Jen Cervantes, Adrianna Cuevas, and Nnedi Okorafor! Tweens Read alum David Barclay Moore will moderate this panel.
Monday, October 19, 2020, 1:00pm CDT
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About the Panel Authors:
New York Times bestselling author J. C. CERVANTES (www.jennifercervantes.com) also wrote Tortilla Sun, which was called "a beautiful and engaging debut" by Kirkus, an "imaginative, yet grounded novel" by Publishers Weekly, and "lean and lightly spiced with evocative metaphor" by School Library Journal. Tortilla Sun was a 2010 New Voices pick by the American Booksellers Association and it was named to Bank Street's 2011 Best Book List. Jen is an avid reader, a champion for the underdog, and a believer in magic. She is currently working on a sequel to this book, The Fire Keeper. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter: @jencerv, and Instagram: @authorjcervantes.
ADRIANNA CUEVAS is a first-generation Cuban-American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for sixteen years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides outside of Austin, TX with her husband and son where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food. The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez is her middle-grade debut.
NNEDI OKORAFOR is the daughter of Nigerian-born (Igbo) parents. She grew up in the Chicago area, with frequent trips back to Nigeria. There she absorbed the history and mythology that infuse her works of science fiction and fantasy. She has received the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award for her work, and her fans include Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, John Green, and Ursula Le Guin. Ms. Okorafor holds a PhD in English. She lives with her daughter in the suburbs of Chicago.
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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents J.C. Cervantes' epic finale to the Storm Runner trilogy, a tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem featuring gods from both Maya and Aztec mythology.$16.99ISBN: 9780374313609Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020
In this magical middle-grade debut novel from Adrianna Cuevas, The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, a Cuban American boy must use his secret ability to communicate with animals to save the inhabitants of his town when they are threatened by a tule vieja, a witch that transforms into animals.$16.99ISBN: 9780593113523Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020
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