Tweens Read - Time for Change

What:

Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Time for Change - a discussion between Ellen Hagan, G. Neri, and Jewell Parker Rhodes, moderated by Dr. Margaret Hale from the University of Houston!

When:

Friday, October 22, 2021, 1pm CDT

Where:

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

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About the Panel Authors:

Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator. She is the co-author with Renée Watson of Watch Us Rise. Her poetry collections include Blooming Fiascoes, Hemisphere, and Crowned. Her work can be found in ESPN Magazine, She Walks in Beauty, and Southern Sin. Ellen is the Director of the Poetry & Theatre Departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. She co-leads the Alice Hoffman Young Writer's Retreat at Adelphi University. Raised in Kentucky, she now lives in New York City with her family.

G. Neri is the author of the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty along with many other books for young readers, including Ghetto Cowboy; Hello, I'm Johnny Cash; and When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon and Garfunkel. His books have been translated into multiple languages in more than twenty-five countries. He lives with his family on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of Ninth Ward, winner of a Coretta Scott King Honor; Sugar, winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award; and the New York Times-bestselling Ghost Boys; as well as Bayou Magic; Towers Falling; Black Brother, Black Brother; and Paradise on Fire. She has written many award-novels for adults, including, MAGIC CITY, a novel about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Jewell is the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

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.

Event date: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Reckless, Glorious, Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547604609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 23rd, 2021

The co-author of Watch Us Rise pens a novel in verse about all the good and bad that comes with middle school, growing up girl, and the strength of family that gets you through it.


Polo Cowboy Cover Image
By G. Neri, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

How does a Black kid from North Philly wind up playing polo? The much-anticipated sequel to Ghetto Cowboy, now a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Stranger Things’s Caleb McLaughlin.


Paradise on Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493833
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change
 
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program.