Lame No More!

I left my wallet home today. I didn't manage to get the treats I made to the 5th grade bake sale. I spaced out informing you about Wendy Raven McNair's Borders reading/book signing on October 17. And oops, there was a reading at Brooklyn College for all you NYC readers that was, oh, on October 26. Two days ago.

NO MORE! I am going to pull it all together, from here on in, by

1) posting on readings etc THE DAY I GET THEM.

2) setting up some alarm or other on my gmail (it must be possible, right?) to remind me close to the actual date so I can let you all know about the events when they happen.

In honor of my intentions (let's hope they're not paving the way to hell), here is another reading at Brooklyn College that sounds pretty great. Upcoming! Not already happened! Check it out, if you can, and always feel free to e-mail me here to let me know about readings and other children's literature events.

Monday, November 16, 2:30-3:30
Woody Tanger Auditorium

Rebecca Stead will be reading from and discussing her middle grade
novel, WHEN YOU REACH ME, in which twelve-year-old Miranda tries to make
sense of a series of mysterious letters. Set in the 70s in the Upper
West Side, the novel carefully weaves in the element of fantasy, but
also beautifully portrays Miranda's efforts to understand the great
mystery of normal human behavior.

WHEN YOU REACH ME hit The New York Times bestseller list the week after
it was published (July 2009). Rebecca is also the author of FIRST LIGHT.

Wednesday, December 2, 2:30-3:30
Woody Tanger Auditorium

Coe Booth will be reading from and discussing her young adult novel,
TYRELL. Set in the South Bronx, TYRELL portrays a fifteen-year-old boy's
struggles with homelessness, romance, and his mother's efforts to turn
him into a drug dealer. TYRELL won The Los Angeles Book Prize in 2007.

Coe is a judge for the National Book Award. She has been a social worker
and teacher of creative writing in the Bronx, where she currently lives.
Her second novel, KENDRA, was published in 2008.

3 thoughts on “Lame No More!

  1. Wow, those look great. Too bad I’m nowhere near New York, but they do at least cue me in on a couple of books that look intriguing.
    And yes, I’m sure there’s a way to do that in Gmail. Now I just need an alert to pop up to remind me to find out how.


  2. I wanted to pass on to you a site that I recently discovered by the children’s book author Jon Scieszka. It’s called and by the very cursory look I’ve given it, it looks like something that might be interesting to your readers.
    And thanks, as always for the great information.


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