may, 2021

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12may3:30 pm4:30 pmEvent OverNovel Thoughts- Summer DatesVIRTUAL EVENT VIA ZOOM

Event Details

Zoom Virtual Event.

This summer, Ms. O’Handley will be talking about the four great books!


The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate         
May 12th and 19 @3:30PM

Katherine Applegate was inspired to write The One and Only Ivan after reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years at a shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He was a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation’s largest collection of western lowland gorillas. Ivan was well known for his paintings, which he “signed” with a thumbprint. This beautiful book imagines what the gorilla might have felt and said about his life.

Class Act by Jerry Craft
June 9 and 16 at 3:30 PM

In this companion book to New Kid, it’s Jordan’s friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.

Eighth-grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted? As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?

Royal Academy Rebels: Outlaws by Jen Calonita
July 14 & 21 at NEW TIME!- 2 PM

The mixed-up fairytale fun continues in Book Two of the hilarious Royal Academy Rebels as Devin and her friends contend with their banishment from Royal Academy and come up with a plan to take the evil Headmistress Olivina.

Things are not looking great for Princess Devin Nile. In the past 24 hours, she and her four best friends have gotten kicked out of school, banished to the Hollow Woods, and declared outlaws. (that’s what you get for accusing the Headmistress of being in league with the villains!) But Devin is not going down without a fight! Step One? Find Red Riding Hood and her vigilante friends for backup. Step Two? Come up with a plan to expose the truth about Headmistress Olivina to all of Enchantasia … or risk their homeland falling under villainous rule!

Hilo: Gina, the Girl who Broke the World by Judd Winick
August 11 & 18 at NEW TIME!- 2 PM

Hilo’s back! Introducing an exciting, brand new epic story arc starring Gina in the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids and critics love!

Hundreds of years ago magically disappeared from Earth. At least…until now! Because suddenly, giant magical beings are appearing and only Gina can see them. Not to mention, Gina can somehow do magic herself. Magic is powerful. But it can also be dangerous. With DJ and Hilo’s help, can Gina figure out how to protect the magical beings from the creatures who are after them? And how to use her magic to become whom she was always meant to be? And can she do it without putting the entire planet in jeopardy?!

For grades 3-6.

Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 children.
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Those who register will receive free copies of the books to keep and the program’s Zoom login. This will be in a secure Zoom Room.

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(Wednesday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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