AUGUST 2017 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Wednesday Aug 30
BIOGRAPHER OF VIRGINIA HAMILTON VISITS

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30; 7 PM

JULIE RUBINI will discuss her book, Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller. In it, Julie brings us the biography of one of the most honored authors of children’s literature in the twentieth century. Virginia Hamilton wrote forty-one books, which were driven by her focus on “the known, the remembered, and the imagined”---often featuring African American characters and their stories.

She received every major award for children’s literature and called nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio her home until her death in 2002. Her work and legacy live on!

This most expansive biography of Virginia Hamilton has been written for middle grade readers, but will be enjoyed by adults also. They will delight in the mix of historical detail, childhood recollections, photos, and quotes that Rubini draws on to bring Hamilton’s story to life. The biography was vetted for accuracy by Hamilton’s husband, poet Arnold Adoff. OHIO UNIVERSITY PRESS

Sunday Sep 17
MIKE LUPICA VISITS WITH NEW KIDS BOOKS

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; 2 PM (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm.
Please show your books&co receipt for LONE STARS to get an autograph line number. The
author will sign any new books you purchase at the event and one book from home.)

MIKE LUPICA, often called “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers,” will introduce his newest novel, Lone Stars. In it we meet Clay, an outstanding quarterback for his school team and his coach, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, who is just like a second father to him. When Coach Walker begins to show side effects of the many concussion he sustained during his playing days, Clay knows that the real victory that year will be to help his coach walk onto the Cowboys Field during a Thanksgiving Day ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates.

MIKE LUPICA
is the author of multiple bestselling books, including Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar-Throw, The Underdogs, QV1, Fantasy League, and Fast Break. As a sports columnist for New York’s Daily News and a weekly member of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, which is televised nationally, he has proven he can write for and speak to sports fans of all ages.

Tuesday Sep 19
RICHARD PAUL EVANS DEBUTS THE CONCLUSION TO HIS MICHAEL VEY SERIES

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7 PM
(Line numbers at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Final Spark
to get an autograph line number.)

RICHARD PAUL EVANS will present Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark, which is the electrifying seventh and final installment of the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling young adult Michael Vey series. In it we find that Michael is missing and it’s up to the Electroclan to find him. Has Michael made the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends and now he’s gone? What is next for them and the revolution?

Hatch survived the devastating explosion on the island of Hades, and he’s more determined than ever to bring the world’s governments under his control. But first, he needs to wipe out the Resistance and capture the remaining members of the Electroclan. Michael’s mother is being used as bait to lure the leader of the Resistance out of hiding. Can anything –or anyone—stop the Elgen? Or is this the end?

Richard Paul Evans the author of the phenomenally bestselling book, The Christmas Box, and more than 30 New York Times bestselling novels. There are more than 30 million copies of his books in print worldwide translated into more than 24 languages. You can visit his website at RichardPaulEvans.com. SIMON & SCHUSTER