This launch is in conjunction with the Toronto Playgrounds “Lights on 3” event, lighting up Diamond 3 thanks to a generous donation from the Toronto Blue Jays Foundation.
I’ll be signing copies of Sliding Home, along with fellow author Nancy Miller, who is debuting her first YA novel Gang Girls.
We’ll be upstairs, near the children’s books.
Hope to see you there!
I had an incredible time, touring 19 schools and libraries. I talked about Gabby and letters, about Tagged Out and inclusiveness, and TeachingKidsNews.com and how to spot “fake news.”
I saw deer, and prairie dogs and a moose and fiery oil wells and gorgeous freight elevators. I ventured down dusty country roads and stayed in the heart of big-city Edmonton. I met the most amazing people. And I loved all of it.
If your students write me, I will answer them. If they send me a drawing, I’ll post it in my online kids’ art gallery. If you want to book a Skype visit with your class, please let me know.
Thanks again, Alberta–it was a blast. Let’s do it again sometime soon!
I’ll be talking to kids about writing, and picture books, and “critical thinking” about the media. My main goal, for all my presentations, is to inspire kids to write (or draw) and to read.
I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new people, and seeing things I haven’t seen before. I took a two-day train ride here, so I could see the country and boy, did I! If you’ve never taken the train for a long trip, you definitely should. It’s much, much more than “transportation.” There was live music, and really interesting fellow passengers and even a stop-over to see Winnipeg. So good! Hey, I even saw my first, live-in-the-wild moose! Incredible!
If you’d like to follow my journey across Canada and around Alberta, please follow me on Twitter @JGCanada (even if you don’t have a Twitter account). Or, check out the hashtag #TDBookWeek.
And, to my fellow touring authors — I hope you have an amazing trip!
I’ll be doing a reading of Tagged Out during PRIDE Toronto, at the
Yorkville Library on Sat., July 2 at 10:30 a.m.
There will be other authors there as well, including Catherine Hernandez.
It’s a free event, and great for the whole family. Hope you can join us!