This week, a YA author makes her middle grade debut; the narrative history of important events in Japanese American history are discussed; a beloved pup celebrates a birthday; and an author-illustrator duo sign copies of their new book.
Frankie & Bug
Gayle Forman (r.) attended a launch event for her debut middle grade novel Frankie & Bug (Aladdin) —a coming-of-age story about the burgeoning friendship between a girl and her neighbor’s nephew during a fateful summer—on Tuesday, October 12 at Word bookstore in Brooklyn, N.Y. Forman appeared in conversation with author Jacqueline Woodson (l.) (Before the Ever After, Paulsen). Photo: Kristin Gilson.
Susan H. Kamei signed copies of When Can We Go Back to America? (Simon & Schuster)—a narrative history of Japanese Americans before, during, and after their World War II incarceration—at Creating Conversations’ outdoor courtyard in Redondo Beach, Calif., on October 16. Photo: Yu-Fahn Yuen.
At the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival in New York on October 2, Biscuit series creators Alyssa Capucilli and Pat Schories celebrated the curious little yellow puppy’s 25th birthday; here Schories greets a few fans.
Read and Chill
On Saturday, October 16, debut picture book author Kashelle Gourley and illustrator Skylar Hogan attended an in-person launch event at their local Barnes & Noble in Omaha, Neb., for Poe & Lars (Little Bee), about a creative girl in the Arctic whose home is accidentally destroyed by a polar bear. The two signed copies of their new book and met with fans.