Middle Grade & Young Adult Author Panel
Tuesday, November 10 at 7 PM (CST)
Anderson's Bookshops is proud to welcome a panel of fantastic middle grade and young adult authors for a virtual event:
Melanie Sumrow - THE INSIDE BATTLE
Adib Khorram - DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER
Mark Oshiro - EACH OF US A DESERT
Sally J. Pla - STANLEY WILL PROBABLY BE FINE
Tanya Guerrero - HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE SEA
The panel will be moderated by New Jersey educator Nicole Mancini.
A panel discussion by MG and YA authors about the importance of books that examine mental health. This diverse panel will consider the need for stories that reflect matters of mental health for readers and how an ongoing discussion through the use of books (MG through YA) benefits all.
All book purchases will receive a signed (bookplate) copy of the chosen book.
More about the books:
The Inside Battle:
Thirteen-year-old Rebel Mercer yearns for his father's approval. His dad suffers from PTSD and spends time in their basement communicating with a racist, anti-government militia group called the Flag Bearers. He doesn't agree with his dad's ideology, but he isn't exactly speaking out against it either. Can Rebel find his voice when it's needed the most?
Darius the Great Deserves Better:
In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It's everything he's ever wanted--but what if he deserves better?
Each of Us a Desert:
From award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine:
This funny and moving second novel from the author of The Someday Birds features comic trivia, a safety superhero, and a super-cool scavenger hunt all over downtown San Diego, as our young hero Stanley Fortinbras grapples with his anxiety—and learns what, exactly, it means to be brave.
How To Make Friends with the Sea:
A middle grade debut novel set in the Philippines about a young boy's challenges with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly.