Kate DiCamillo Author Event
Friday, November 2nd – 7 pm
Little Shop welcomes beloved author Kate DiCamillo back to Decatur for her new book, Louisiana’s Way Home, the follow up of sorts to the National Book Award finalist Raymie Nightingale.
TICKET INFORMATION: Each ticket comes with a copy Louisiana’s Way Home and a seat at the event. If this ticket is for a child, the ticket will allow entry for ONE adult companion. The ticket will also grant entry into the signing line after the event. Kate DiCamillo will sign and personalize an unlimited number of Louisana’s Way Home and her new picture book, Good Rosie, and just ONE additional backlist title per person.
In her review for the Indie Next List, our very own Diane had this to say about the new book: “What a treat to have the chance to get to know a secondary character from a book I didn’t want to see end…Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Louisiana, Raymie’s friend who has spent her life on the run. Leaving the world she has known in Florida, Louisiana ends up in a small town in Georgia where she meets a cast of richly drawn characters intent on either making her life difficult or offering her connection in an uncertain time. In her inimitable way, Kate DiCamillo shares another tender and thoughtful story of hope and resilience in a young girl trying to find her place in the world. I loved Louisiana’s Way Home!”
Note: Presser Hall is located on South McDonough Street across from the West Parking Deck. Here’s a link to a map.
Kate Parker Author Event!
Saturday, November 3rd – 7 pm
Inspired by Kate T. Parker’s internationally bestselling Strong Is the New Pretty, this guided journal invites girls ages 8 to 12 to discover and celebrate their independent, wild, silly, powerful selves. Kate will introduce her new work, Strong Is the New Pretty: A Guided Journal for Girls and honor some of the Decatur Girls on the Run girls who contributed to its creation. Journals will be available for purchase and signing. Suggested donations for the Girls on the Run of Atlanta Scholarship Fund will be accepted. Girls on the Run’s mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Jeff Kinney Author Event — Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show!
Wednesday, November 7th – 7 pm
First Baptist Church of Decatur
308 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur 30030
Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at “Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show,” an interactive author experience hosted by Jeff Kinney. This one-hour show is packed full of trademark Wimpy Kid humor, trivia, cartooning, zany audience participation opportunities, and snowball fights. Stick around after the show for a photo with Jeff.
A note on tickets: Companion Tickets are limited to one per Fan Ticket and reserved for parents, guardians, and children under 6 ONLY. Corresponding Fan Ticket is required for entry.
Sharon Draper Author Event!
Thursday, November 8th – 7 pm
JUST ANNOUNCED! Bestselling and award winning author Sharon Draper will be coming to Little Shop of Stories as part of her Blended tour! More details on the new book below. You may have fallen in love with Sharon Draper after reading Out of My Mind, Double Dutch, Copper Sun, or Stella By Starlight (just to name a few). You may also know that Draper is an award winning educator. Fun fact: she was the NATIONAL Teacher of the Year in 1997! In honor of her love of teaching, we are offering a 25% educator discount to K-12 teachers for purchases made on the evening of November 8th. Be sure to bring your teacher ID to take advantage of this special offer!
This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of Blended from us to earn a place in the signing line.
More on Blended:
Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son Darren living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom and her boyfriend John-Mark in a small, not-so-fancy house that she loves.Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they’re always about HER. Isabella feels even more stuck in the middle, split and divided between them than ever. And she’s is beginning to realize that being split between Mom and Dad is more than switching houses, switching nicknames, switching backpacks: it’s also about switching identities. Her dad is black, her mom is white, and strangers are always commenting: “You’re so exotic!” “You look so unusual.” “But what are you really?” She knows what they’re really saying: “You don’t look like your parents.” “You’re different.” “What race are you really?” And when her parents, who both get engaged at the same time, get in their biggest fight ever, Isabella doesn’t just feel divided, she feels ripped in two. What does it mean to be half white or half black? To belong to half mom and half dad? And if you’re only seen as half of this and half of that, how can you ever feel whole?
It seems like nothing can bring Isabella’s family together again—until the worst happens. Isabella and Darren are stopped by the police. A cell phone is mistaken for a gun. And shots are fired.
ATL x Muslims of the World: Unity Banquet & Fundraiser
Thursday, November 8th – 6:30 pm
The Agnes Scott College Muslim Students Association is hosting a book event/book signing at their annual Unity Banquet, this year highlighting Muslims of the World!
This banquet is hosted every year in order to bring together people from all types of backgrounds and to create a space full of love, acceptance, and compassion, creating a narrative as a group where there is no hate just LOVE.
They are excited to announce that the Muslims of the World team will be coming to discuss topics of interest amongst Muslim youth. The MOTW Organization is a group of Muslims traveling in order to spread the stories of Muslims from all over the world. Their mission is to sell as many copies of their book, Muslims of the World: Portraits and Stories of Hope, Survival, Loss, and Love, and send that money to Yemen in order to provide aid. This is an event for us to create bridges in order to expand the Muslim narrative and show unity among Muslims and Non-Muslims.
This year the event is open to anyone in the Atlanta area regardless of Race, Religion etc. it will be a safe zone full of love and the intent to learning more about each other as individuals and a collective.
There will be spoken word, art, and an amazing and engaging talk by the Muslims of the World team! They will be selling books and doing a book signing after the talk while dinner is being served.
Tony DiTerlizzi On The Same Page Author Event!
215 Sycamore Street, Decatur 30030
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! You don’t want to miss this special presentation and book signing by Tony DiTerlizzi. This celebratory event will be first come, first seated.
This is the culmination of months of great events relating to this year’s On The Same Page selection. We’re thrilled to have Mr. DiTerlizzi visit us once again in Decatur.
Tony is being co-hosted by Georgia Center for the Book.