Fierce Reads, Macmillan’s annual tour of YA authors with exciting new books, is coming to Little Shop of Stories. This is just one of six bookstores that these four great authors will be visiting. You can read the announcement and more details about the tour, the authors, and their books here.
Jennifer Mathieu is a Fierce Reads veteran, and her new book, Moxie, is about high school life that will make you wanna riot. Amy Poehler’s production company recently bought the rights to this amazing novel and is planning on bringing Moxie to the big screen!
Anna-Marie McLemore’s spellbinding novel, Wild Beauty, feathures lush elements of magical realism that features themes of LGBTQ and diversity. Anna-Marie is a National Book Award Finalist, and will be an incredible addition to this panel.
Mitali Perkins’ elegant young adult novel, You Bring the Distant Near, captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Mitali Perkins has a huge School & Library following, and we are eager to introduce her to fans of contemporary YA.
You Bring the Distant Near was longlisted for the prestigious National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Congratulations, Mitali!
Catherynne M. Valente Author Event!
Thursday, October 12th – 7 p.m.
Little Shop is delighted to host the award-winning author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making as she promotes her new middle grade fantasy novel, The Glass Town Game! Catherynne M. Valente’s newest book centers around the real-life Brontë family. Sisters Charlotte and Emily must enter a fantasy world that they invented in order to rescue their siblings in this adventurous and fiercely intelligent novel. This event is free and open to the public! Attendees must purchase a book from us in order to enter the signing line.
R.L. Mason Author Event!
Friday, October 13th – 7 p.m.
About the author: R.L. Mason is the son of a three conflict military veteran who was fortunate enough to be able to bring his family along to many of his military assignments. Those wonderful childhood experiences of living in different countries and being immersed in a variety of cultures have inspired R.L. to create his colorful adventures and stories of strength, pride, tolerance, and cultural acceptance.
John Green Is Coming Back To Decatur! (SOLD OUT)
Little Shop of Stories is thrilled to welcome back #1 bestselling author John Green on tour in support of his new novel, TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. In this multimedia event, John will talk about his latest book, answer audience questions, and more.
All tickets include an autographed copy of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN to be picked up on the day of the event.
John Green will be presenting at beautiful Presser Hall on the campus of Agnes Scott College. Parking is conveniently located in the parking deck just on the other side of South McDonough Street from the venue.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Don’t Forget to Be Awesome!
All That Jazz: Music Workshop for Families (On The Same Page Event)
We are truly honored to host Nic Stone, Atlanta-native and author of the forthcoming YA novel Dear Martin, and Angie Thomas, author of the breakout YA novel The Hate U Give. These women have each written powerful stories exploring the struggles of young Black people in America in voices that are genuine, compelling, and unflinchingly honest. You do not want to miss a conversation between these two remarkable authors! This event is sponsored by the Authors Guild and American Booksellers Association.
Dear Martin, which comes out on October 17th, is an Indies Introduce selection. This is a program of the American Booksellers Association which highlights quality achievements by debut authors. It also received a starred review from the American Library Association’s Booklist.
The Hate U Give, the stunning debut novel from Angie Thomas, was released in February to wide acclaim by The Atlantic and from the other side of the Atlantic and has received significantly important reviews (here, here, and here, for example). The Hate U Give was recently longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, a significant honor.
Thanks to Georgia Center for the Book for co-hosting this superb event.
The Decatur Library is located at 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur 30030.
This event is free and open to the public. To enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of either book from Little Shop of Stories. Books will be for sale at the event.