Middle Grade Educator Night - featuring Joy McCullough, Tanya Guerrero, Lisa Fipps, and Sarah Allen
Boswell celebrates the release of four new books for middle graders with an educator night for teachers, librarians, and children's book lovers.
Joy McCullough’s debut novel, Blood Water Paint, was shortlisted for the National Book Award. Her latest, Across the Pond, is about seventh-grader Callie, who hopes to escape friendship problems in San Diego when they move to a Scottish castle, only to find making new friends a challenge. McCullough is also the author of the current bestselling picture book, Champ and Major: First Dogs.
Manila-based writer Tana Guerrero is the author of All You Knead Is Love. This story features twelve-year-old Alba, who feels hope and love while exploring a newly discovered passion for bread baking after being sent to her abuela’s in Barcelona. Her previous novel is How to Make Friends with the Sea.
Lisa Fipps, a library marketing manager based in Indiana, presents her debut novel, Starfish. Ellie, a twelve-year-old girl who has been bullied and shamed for being fat her whole life, finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.
Sarah Allen is the author of Breathing Underwater. In this novel, thirteen-year-old Olivia, a budding photographer, tries to recreate a Treasure Hunt she once shared with her sixteen-year-old sister, Ruth, while watching for signs that Ruth's depression is back. Allen is also the author of Where Stars Are Made, and like the protagonist in that novel, she lives with Turner Syndrome.
Boswellian Jenny Chou will host this event, which will feature lively conversation, as well as giveaways for (virtual) attendees.
Purchase Across the Pond at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781534471214
Purchase All You Knead is Love at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780374314231
Purchase Starfish at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781984814500
Purchase Breathing Underwater at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780374314231