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Saturday, October 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Middle Grade: Strange Creatures, Fantastic Voyages

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In the pages of a book, you can encounter wild landscapes, crazy creatures, and dangers galore—all from the safety of your comfiest chair. Kate Milford’s historical adventure The Left-Handed Fate depicts a nineteenth-century search for a mythical superweapon said to stop war. Elise Broach sets her latest novel, The Wolf Keepers, in magnificent Yosemite National Park. And Jennifer Weiner, in her middle-grade debut, The Littlest Bigfoot, explores an unexpected friendship between two outsiders—only one of whom is human. Our tour guide on this adventurous journey is Lauren Rizzuto of Simmons College.

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Lauren Rizzuto

Lauren Rizzuto is a writer, reviewer, and a graduate of Simmons College’s Children’s Literature M.A. program, where she now teaches. She also works as a bookseller at the Children’s Book Shop in Brookline and reviews books for the Horn Book Guide. Links: The Horn Book Online More About Simmons College

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Elise Broach

Elise Broach is a New York Times-bestselling author of picture books and novels for children and young adults, including Masterpiece, Shakespeare’s Secret, Desert Crossing, and Missing on Superstition Mountain. Her works have been selected as ALA Notable Books and Junior Library Guild selections, and have earned an E.B. White Read Aloud Award as well as an Edgar Award nomination. Her most recent novel, The Wolf Keepers, is a high-stakes... Read More →
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Kate Milford

Kate Milford is the New York Times bestselling author of novels for young adults and middle grade readers. Her work includes The Bone Lands, The Kairos Mechanism, Bluecrowne, and Greenglass House, which was a nominee for the National Book Award and winner of an Edgar Award for young adult mystery. She has also written for stage and screen and writes a travel column for the metafictional website of the Nagspeake Board of Tourism and Culture, which... Read More →
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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author whose novels have spent over five years on the bestseller list, with over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries. Her novels include Good in Bed; In Her Shoes, now a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes; Goodnight Nobody; Fly Away Home; All Fall Down; and Who Do You Love. Her writing has also been published in... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
BPL Teen Central 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA