Tweens Read - That's the Truth


Please join us for the Tweens Read panel That's the Truth - a discussion between Maisie Chan, Sharon Draper, and Elizabeth Eulberg, moderated by Dr. Margaret Hale from the University of Houston!


Monday, October 18, 2020, 10:00am CDT


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About the Panel Authors:

Elizabeth Eulberg has never buried a time capsule, but if she did, she'd add her books, including the acclaimed Great Shelby Holmes middle-grade mystery series and young adult novels Better Off Friends, Past Perfect Life, and more. She'd also add something cheesy from her home state of Wisconsin and a souvenir from London, where she spends most of her time. (And, of course, a picture of Joey McIntyre, her tween pop idol.) Visit her at Twitter: @elizeulberg and Instagram: @elizabetheulberg

Maisie Chan is a British-born Chinese author. She has written early reader books for Hachette and HarperCollins; a collection of fairy tales, myths, and legends in Stories From Around the World for Scholastic; as well as many stories for The Big Think, a well-being curriculum based around stories for elementary school children. She also started the group Bubble Tea Writers to support and encourage new British East and Southeast Asian writers in the UK. When Maisie isn't writing, she enjoys yoga, dim sum, and singing really loud. She has lived in the U.K., U.S., and Taiwan. Originally from Birmingham, Maisie now lives with her family in Glasgow.

Sharon M. Draper is a three-time New York Times bestselling author and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire, and was awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years, and Blended has also been a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Florida, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at


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Danny Chung Sums It Up Cover Image
By Maisie Chan, Natelle Quek (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419748219
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Amulet Books - September 7th, 2021

A touching and funny middle-grade story about a boy whose life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother moves in

Eleven-year-old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Things get worse when Danny finds out he’ll have to share his room with her, and she took the top bunk!

Out of My Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665902168
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 9th, 2021

Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind.

Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp.

The Best Worst Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547601509
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 4th, 2021

From the acclaimed author of The Great Shelby Holmes comes a new middle grade story about two summers-three decades apart-and the box of secrets linking them together.