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Middle-grade fiction refers to books written for readers between the ages of 8 and 12, and often feature a 9-13 year-old protagonist. Though they can tackle difficult issues like divorce or bullying, they tend to feature a generally hopeful (and often laugh-out-loud) tone.
Author Paul Acampora will lead a discussion with three best-selling writers about their brand new middle-grade novels.
Donna Gephart, Abby Tried & True
Dan Gutman, Houdini and Me
Jordan Sonnenblick, The Boy Who Failed Show & Tell
This session is appropriate for Parents, Students, and Educators.
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Donna Gephart's love for libraries and reading led her to a career as an award-winning children's book author for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House and Holiday House. Donna Gephart’s award-winning middle-grade novels include Lily and Dunkin, Death by Toilet Paper, How to Survive Middle School, The Paris Project, and others. She’s a popular speaker at schools, conferences, and book festivals. Visit her online at DonnaGephart.com.
Dan Gutman grew up in New Jersey loving sports, which inspired him as an adult to write his baseball card book series, which begins with Honus & Me, which was nominated for eleven state awards and adapted for television. Other titles of his include the My Weird School series, The Genius Files series, The Kid Who Ran for President, and much more.
Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, After Ever After, Notes from the Midnight Driver, Zen and the Art of Faking It, Falling Over Sideways, The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade and most recently, The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell.
Paul Acampora writes novels and short stories for young readers. Kids, parents, and critics praise his work for its laugh-out-loud humor, rollicking dialogue, and heartfelt characters. His books include Defining Dulcie, Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face, I Kill the Mockingbird, How to Avoid Extinction, Confusion Is Nothing New, and most recently, Danny Constantino's First (and maybe last?) Date. Paul is a dad, husband, former kindergarten teacher, and lives in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.
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