2010 National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine will introduce her two latest books:
The first is MAMA AFRICA! HOW MIRIAM MAKEBA SPREAD HOPE WITH HER SONG, a picture book biography of folk singer Miriam Makeba, who fought apartheid through her music. The book has beautiful illustrations by Charly Palmer
The second is THE INCREDIBLE MAGIC OF BEING, the story of 9.63 year-old Julian, who has “uni-sensor” abilities (a quasi-magical, extrasensory connection with others). Julian, his two moms and his 14 year-old sister move to Maine to open a bed & breakfast–and also to get Julian, who has a heart condition, out of a difficult school environment.