League of Extraordinary Readers: Rebecca Stead & Ali Benjamin
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
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The League of Extraordinary Readers is a monthly author event series for kids ages 8-12 (and those who are kids at heart). Come to the bookstore to meet your favorite children's book authors, with giveaways, snacks and fun at every event!
In GOODBYE STRANGER, Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead, explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games—or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?
This is Rebecca Stead's fourth novel for children, her other books include: When You Reach Me (A New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction); Liar & Spy (Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction and a New York Times Book Review Notable Book for Children); First Light (a Junior Library Guild Selection and a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens).Rebecca lives in New York City with her family.
THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH is Ali Benjamin's debut novel for children. After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.
Ali Benjamin is the co-writer for HIV-positive teen Paige Rawl's coming-of-age memoir, Positive, as well as Tim Howard's New York Times bestseller The Keeper. She is a member of New England Science Writers and has written for The Boston Globe Magazine, Martha Stewart's Whole Living, and Sesame Street. She lives in Massachusetts.