This week, a “supreme” picture book makes a cameo when Kamala Harris speaks; Abby Wambach scores with a young readers edition; Chris Colfer has a magic-filled virtual tour; and Brian Yanish has a fin-tastic launch.

Kamala Harris Makes Her Mark

This past Monday, October 12, I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark (Simon & Schuster), written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley, made a surprise appearance during Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing, as California Senator and Democratic v-p candidate Kamala Harris spoke with a copy of the book beside her.

Soccer Star Strikes Again

On October 7, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup champion, and diving header authority Abby Wambach took to Facebook Live to celebrate the release of Wolfpack (Young Readers Edition) (Roaring Brook), an adaptation of her bestselling book for adults that aims to empower the next generation “to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world.” Wambach (r.) spoke with her daughter, Tish Doyle, and answered questions from the audience. The Novel Neighbor in St. Louis, Mo., provided copies of the book for sale.

A Tale of Tour…

Actor and bestselling author Chris Colfer recently embarked on a virtual tour to promote A Tale of Witchcraft… (Little, Brown), the second book in his A Tale of Magic… middle grade series. Employing a town hall and variety show format, Colfer hosted surprise celebrity guests, stump-the-author games, and trivia; he also answered questions from audience members, who were given the chance to win private meet-and-greets. Pictured here, Colfer plays Trivia Time with Barnes & Noble guests on October 2. Colfer also shared the cover for his forthcoming book, Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive (June 2021), a graphic novel from The Land of Stories.

Couldn’t be Bot-ter

Last month, Brian Yanish held a socially distanced launch for Shark and Bot (Random House), the first installment of his young graphic novel series about the friendship between a shark and a robot. The event was held at a local park in Rochester, N.Y., by Hipocampo Children’s Books. Yanish signed books, held drawing demonstrations (pictured here), and provided props for photos.