Author Events for Kids, Tweens and Teens – 2018

Catch live presentations from some of the hottest authors for kids and young adults, with readings by Eva Chen, Megan McDonald, David Ezra Stein, Meg Cabot, Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, David Levithan, Nic Stone, Kiersten White, and many more!

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Past Events

November 2018

Friday, November 16 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center at MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Dhonielle Clayton

In a world where people are born gray and damned, and can only be made beautiful with the help of The Belles, our heroine must decide how to use her powers—save herself, save the princess, or save her world. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Francie Latour

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Family history and homeland come alive for a young girl in her Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. What will she discover about herself when she has her own portrait painted?…

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author George O’Connor

Hermes was always mischievous, bewitching animals and plaguing his fellow Olympians with chaos. Learn all about the winged messenger of the gods in Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Ibtihaj Muhammad

Everyone told Ibtihaj she would fail, but she persevered. Read about her inspiring journey from outsider to Olympic fencer, activist, and Time “100 Most Influential People” honoree in Proud: Living My American Dream.…

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Paloma Muiña

El paraguas rojo cuenta la historia de Martha, una niña que siempre ha podido conseguir todo lo que quiere con solo cerrar los ojos, morderse los labios… y pedir su deseo; sin embargo, cada día que pasa se le va haciendo más difícil lograr la magia. (Libro con ilustraciones de Bea Tormo) Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y la Fundación SM.…

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sara Farizan

When Bijan Majidi suddenly finds himself a basketball celebrity—and a target for cyberbullying—he has to learn fast how to grow up, speak out, and fight prejudice, all while finishing high school in Here to Stay.…

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Soman Chainani

The students at the School for Good and Evil face danger on their quests, and the stakes are even higher. Who will survive? Who will save them? Find out in the fourth installment of this bestselling series, Quests for Glory. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

National Book Foundation Presents the Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to Nominees for the 2018 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action! Featured Authors: BRYAN BLISS, We’ll Fly Away, JOY MCCULLOUGH, Blood Water Paint, VESPER STAMPER, What the Night Sings, and EUGENE YELCHIN, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge.…

Friday, November 16 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Kate Schatz

You might know of Malala Yousuafzai and Anne Frank, but have you heard of about Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Learn about a diverse group of incredible and inspiring young women in Rad Girls Can.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Conor McCreery

Finn and Jake find themselves traveling across different worlds on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land. It’s a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of Cartoon Network favorites, Adventure Time x Regular Show.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Diane Landy

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Zap, a spunky blue alien, needs help learning about Earth and his new furry stowaway. Write your own space story in this one-of-a-kind interactive book, Adventures with Zap.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Drew Weing

Margo and Charles are having a hard time keeping the monster community secret from the growing human population. Can they keep the peace? Find out in The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Megan McDonald

Beloved heroine Judy Moody discovers that she might have royal blood! But what will she do about those other pesky family secrets? Find out in Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sergio Andricaín

Arco iris de poesía es una colección de poemas de autores de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos; en sus páginas los niños encontraran versos de escritores de diferentes épocas: desde José Martí, Rafael Pombo y Gabriela Mistral hasta Manuel Felipe Rugeles, Marina Colasanti y Graciela Genta. (Libro con ilustraciones de Olga Cuéllar). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Authors Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos

Zed, Brock, and their friends will have to rely on each other and fight harder than ever before to save the elves against a powerful ancient magic in this breathless sequel, The Adventurers Guild: Twilight of the Elves.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Mark Tatulli

In his middle-school memoir, Short & Skinny, comic strip artist Mark Tatulli explores ways to bulk up both his body and his confidence to talk to his crush. But will his other obsession with Star Wars derail his body image woes?…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Authors T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper

In the final installment of the bestselling Changers series, our hero changes into the body and social status of her dreams. What will she do with her newfound influence? Forever explores what it means to find yourself—even as your self keeps changing.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Annie Barrows

Ivy & Bean are back with One Big Happy Family! Ivy is an only child, and she’s worried about being spoiled rotten. There’s only one solution: she needs a baby sister, quick! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Arianna Arteaga Quintero

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley En Guachipira va de viaje se cuentan las peripecias de un pequeño pájaro que busca devolver la normalidad a los miembros de su familia; para ello emprenderá un larguísimo viaje por la geografía venezolana en busca del remedio en un puñado de flores. (Libro con ilustraciones Stefano Di Cristofaro). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Ediciones Ekaré.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Irene Vasco

En Palenque, hace ya algún tiempo, eran pocos los que sabían leer. Letras al carbón relata cómo una niña de ese pueblo aprendió a leer para poder descifrarle a Gina, su hermana mayor, las cartas de amor que le enviaba su novio Miguel Ángel desde un lugar distante. (Libro con ilustraciones de Juan Palomino). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Megan Shepherd

Grim Lovelies is part caper, part Parisian fairy tale. Anouk, a Beastie enchanted from animal to human girl, has three days to find her mistress’s killer before the spell keeping her human fades away.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Stacy McAnulty

Lucy was struck by lightning, and now she’s a math genius facing one big test—middle school! How does one solve equations of friendship and getting out of your comfort zone? Find out in The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jacqueline Woodson

In Harbor Me, six kids meet weekly to talk about what’s bothering them, with no adults to listen in. Together, they can express their feelings and fears, and grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Against All Odds: Powerful Women Persevere

You might know of Malala Yousuafzai and Anne Frank, but have you heard of about Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Meet Ibtihaj Muhammad, a real-life rad girl who went from outsider to Olympic fencer, activist, and Time “100 Most Influential People” honoree in Proud: Living My American Dream. Kate Schatz introduces other incredible young women in Rad Girls Can.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:30 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Susie Jaramillo

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Start your morning singing along to your favorite nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish with Canticos, now a Nickelodeon Jr. animated series!…

Saturday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Diane Landy

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Join Zap, a spunky blue alien, on a one-of-a-kind space adventure! Help him learn about his furry Earthling stowaway by writing your own version of this interactive story, Adventures with Zap.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Tales of Transformation: Thrilling YA Fantasy

Whether they’re beastly or beautiful, the heroines in four stunning adventures must navigate dangers within and without to become their best self or their own worst enemy. Step into the worlds of Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles, Somaiya Daud’s Mirage, Megan Shepherd’s Grim Lovelies, and Kiersten White’s The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein.

Saturday, November 17 @ 12:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Game is Afoot: Dynamic Duo Detective Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Go undercover in Elizabeth Eulberg’s The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case to crack a figure-skating cipher, uncover a Russian spy ring for the FBI in James Ponti’s Trapped!, and protect a whole monster community from the humans in Drew Weing’s The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: Monster Mall.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sonia Sotomayor & Juan Felipe Herrera in Conversation

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will engage in a one-of-a-kind conversation for children with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her life, her autobiography for middle-schoolers, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, and the picture-book version, Turning Pages: My Life Story, available in Spanish as Pasando Páginas. These two inspirational powerhouses will talk about their journeys to become the first Latinos to hold their respective positions. It’s a conversation you cannot miss!…

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature

Celebrate the 2018 National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature, in recognition of some of the most outstanding middle-grade and young adult books published in the U.S. this year. Moderated by Rita Mayer. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Just Like Magic: Diving Into (Un)Familiar New Worlds

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley These heroes are being whisked off by traveling carnivals, stepping out of their comfort zones, and building Star Wars movie sets. You might lose yourself (or find yourself!) in the stories of Amy Ephron’s Carnival Magic, Stacy McAnulty’s The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, and Mark Tatulli’s Short & Skinny.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Eva Chen

Embark on an epic journey through time and space, stepping into the shoes of female icons from Cleopatra to Serena Williams, in Instagram superstar Eva Chen’s fashionable guide to girl power, Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes. Moderated by Amy Dang-Stojanovic. In partnership with…

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Magic, Mayhem, and Misadventures: Page-Turning Quests

Stakes are high, friends are fierce, and dangerous magic abounds in these bestselling series: The School for Good and Evil: Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani, The Adventurers Guild: Twilight of the Elves by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos, and Adventure Time x Regular Show by Conor McCreery. Sponsored by…

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Laura Lippman

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Liza Jane thinks she can find better parents, so she fires her mom and hires someone new. She knows exactly what qualities she wants in a parent—or does she? Find out in Laura Lippman’s Liza Jane and the Dragon.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: David Ezra Stein

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Every good story needs an elephant of surprise—or is it element? Papa isn’t so sure about that, but can he convince Chicken? Everybody’s favorite little red chicken returns in David Ezra Stein’s Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

From Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist: A Memoir

Sylvia Acevedo was a real-life rocket scientist for NASA, and is now CEO of the Girl Scouts. But before that, she was just a Brownie scout, nourishing a love of numbers and science. Read about her journey in Path to the Stars. Moderated by Chelsea Willkerson.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

ReadCaribbean Presents Adventures for Kids

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Two friends search for a long-lost quilt patch in Marjuan Canady’s Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt, an Arctic seal tries to get back home in Joanne C. Hillhouse’s Lost!, discoveries abound during a simple walk through the neighborhood in Paula-Anne Porter Jones’ Sandy, Tosh and the Moo Cow, and family history come alive in Francie Latour’s Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Truth in Troubled Times: YA Heroes Speak Up

It takes great courage to speak out against prejudice and stand up for what you believe in, no matter the consequences in Sara Farizan’s Here to Stay, Kody Keplinger’s That’s Not What Happened, and Jon McGoran’s Spliced.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower Plaza of Children’s Alley Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented in partnership with Maker Faire Miami.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:30 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Susie Jaramillo

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Start your morning singing along to your favorite nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish with Canticos, now a Nickelodeon Jr. animated series!…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Classic Myths & Legends Reinvented

In Ryan Calejo’s Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, a battle rages between secret societies of mythological beings sworn to protect (or destroy!) mankind. Comics sensation Jaime Hernandez transforms beloved myths into stunning comics in The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America. George O’Connor brings to life everyone’s favorite mischief-making god and winged emissary from Mount Olympus in Hermes: Tales of the Trickster.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Alex Beard

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli? The Lying King is a contemporary parable in which whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Zack Bush

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley There’s nothing quite like the joy and awe of watching your baby grow up. Made for Me is a tender story about that special bond between a father and his new child.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 1:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Margaret Cardillo

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Jackie Kennedy was an American icon if style, grace, and steel. In Just Being Jackie, you can follow her legacy as a journalist, editor, and First Lady who was respected and beloved by leaders around the world.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 1:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Reading Queer Presents Three YA Stories

In T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper’s series finale, Changers: Forever, Kim changes into the body of her dreams, but will she keep it? In Nic Stone’s Odd One Out, Rae wants to kiss him. And her. Which is…perplexing. Maggie Thrash follows up her acclaimed coming-out memoir with Lost Soul Be at Peace, an honest and humorous examination of her struggle with depression. Moderated by David Levithan.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 1:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley How adventurous are you? Brought to you by Dylan Thuras, one of the creators of Atlas Obscura, check out this kid-friendly passport to 100 weird-but-true secret places on earth—from the Yucatan, ground zero for the ancient meteor crash that caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs, to a cave in Vietnam so vast you could fly a Boeing 747 plane through it.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Heartwarming Stories of Identity & Belonging

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley A boy struggles to reconnect with his roots and estranged father in Pablo Cartaya’s Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish, a girl learns the hard way how to support the Deaf, ASL community in Alex Gino’s You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!, and two friends uplift each other in the midst of humiliation and heartbreak in Erin Entrada Kelly’s You Go First. This session will provide ASL interpretation,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

My Body is My Own: YA Women Fight Back

Heroines must confront toxic relationships and traumatic events in Jenny Torres Sanchez’s The Fall of Innocence, Tiffany D. Jackson’s Monday’s Not Coming, Natasha Ngan’s Girls of Paper and Fire, and Anica Mrose Rissi’s Always Forever Maybe. Trigger warnings: domestic violence, mental illness, sexual assault.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Plot Thickens: Secret Adventure Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley In this rollicking adventure by comics sensation Molly Brooks, Sanity & Tallulah must save their space station from a science experiment gone wrong before it’s too late. Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs will have your pulse racing with The Darkdeep, home to something ancient that can detect your brightest wishes and your darkest secrets.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Marianne Celano

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to talk to your kids about difficult topics and traumatic events, such as social justice. Psychologist Marianne Celano helps to start the conversation with Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

We Must Bear Witness: Remembering the Holocaust

The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix is the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who makes the ultimate sacrifice to free the German people from Hitler’s Nazi agenda. In Tara Lynn Masih’s My Real Name is Hanna, a group of Ukrainian Jews are forced to flee to underground caves, and Hanna must keep them all alive. In Jennifer A. Nielsen’s Resistance, Chaya joins a Jewish resistance cell in Poland, determined to save as many lives as possible.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

YA Authors on Love, Loneliness, and Everything in Between

Love and loneliness converge for A in David Levithan’s Someday, the body-switching sequel to his bestselling Every Day. In Janelle Milanes’ Analee, In Real Life, Analee is torn between her online gaming partner and her real-fake boyfriend. Vlogger and pâtissier Eric Bittle struggles to come out to his college hockey team—and the very attractive but moody captain, Jack—in Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu.…

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