Friday Field Trips! Generation Genius Authors – 2017

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This page contains information on each session available, with author bios and book blurbs. To RSVP, click on the session you would like to attend and follow the link to our RSVP form. Please note the session times, and factor in when your school day starts, travel time to downtown Miami, and the authors you would like to see. As always, RSVPs are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have submitted your RSVP online, you must receive a confirmation email directly from Marci Cancio-Bello (mcanciob@mdc.edu) in order to ensure your seats at each author session.

Please note that some sessions have already been filled, and are noted in the online RSVP form dropdown menuIf you choose one of these filled author sessions, you will be placed on a waitlist and contacted to choose an alternative author session.

RSVPs are limited to 30 students per teacher per session. RSVP seats are for students only. In order to allow as many students as possible to experience the author presentations, we ask that, if seats are all reserved in an author session, the chaperones and parents stand unless health does not permit. Please keep this in mind when requesting chaperones.

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Children’s Alley and the Street Fair are also open on that Friday, so if you prefer not to apply for an author session, there are many free events for children of all ages throughout the Book Fair grounds. You do not need to RSVP if you are only planning to take your students to Children’s Alley and the Street Fair portion that Friday.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

MARCI CANCIO-BELLO
 (305) 237-7889
 Email:mcanciob@mdc.edu

Past Events

November 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Peter Lerangis

In Max Tilt: Fire the Depths, Max’s great-great-great grandfather happens to be Jules Verne. When Max discovers Jules’ unpublished manuscript contains a key to a valuable treasure, it’s a race against time and foes. RSVP Here!…

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Peter Lerangis

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Gene Yang

Secret Coders: Robots and Repeats brings coding, logic puzzles and page-turning mystery together for another action-packed adventure! This time, the coders are ditching Advanced Chemistry to crack a missing person’s case.   Sponsored by RSVP Here!…

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Gene Yang

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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John Demos

A young Puritan girl is captured by Mohawk Indians and raised as their own. As she learns more about her captors’ customs, and history, she begins to question her Puritan past in Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl.   RSVP Here!…

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John Demos

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka has many questions: Why won’t her mother ever talk about India or what happened to her father? But when she discovers a magical Pashmina, she is transported to a world more colorful than any Bollywood film and into an adventure to find the family she never knew. RSVP Here!…

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Nidhi Chanani

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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David Barclay Moore

Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you’ve had an easy life. Sometimes you have to face hardships and choose to find your way out of the dark. In The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him find an escape and open the door to a brighter future. RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Kim Dwinell

It’s summertime. And that means sun, friends and surfing—until a swim through an underwater cave leads to ghosts and pirates! Get to the bottom of a spooky mystery in Surfside Girls. RSVP Here!…

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Kim Dwinell

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Jennifer George and Ed Steckley

There’s no such thing as “simple” when Rube Goldberg is around. In Rube Goldberg’s Simple Humdrum School Day, the simplest path to getting a task done is always a humorously complicated one! RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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George O’Connor

Artemis came out of the womb ready for action. She helped deliver her twin brother Apollo—right after she was born! She protects women and young girls, is unrivaled in her hunting abilities, and will slay anyone who crosses her. Learn all about the original wonder woman in Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt. RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Michael Buckley

The beloved Sisters Grimm series gets a 10th Anniversary update. Follow the girl-power Grimm sisters as they journey through fractured fairytales with non-stop adventure. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

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Michael Buckley

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Matt Holm

Sunny is not having the best summer and the start of middle school is just around the corner. But she’s got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side, so she’s determined to see things sunny-side up in Swing It, Sunny. RSVP Here!…

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Matt Holm

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Faith Erin Hicks

So, you happen to be a super hero who also shops at thrift stores for capes and loves kittens. The Adventures of Superhero Girl mixes monsters and supernatural happenings with ordinary disasters—like your cape shrinking in the wash! RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Nick Eliopulos and Zack Loran Clark

In one of the last cities left standing after the world fell to monsters, Zed and Brock have an idea where their life is headed—until they find themselves members of The Adventurer’s Guild, the last line of defense against the fearsome Dangers. RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Conor McCreery

As if Juliet hasn’t already been through enough, she faces a never-ending nightmare of torture and humiliation. But she has a plan to win her freedom back in Kill Shakespeare: Past is Prologue: Juliet. RSVP Here!…

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Conor McCreery

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Tillie Walden

In the graphic memoir Spinning, learning how to find your own voice isn’t easy. Neither is giving something up to get just where you need to be. RSVP Here!…

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Tillie Walden

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Liniers

Ever wonder what your favorite toys are up to after lights out? Well, all kinds of adventures of course! Explore the secret life of toys in Good Night, Planet. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

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Liniers

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Mike Cavallaro

In Decelerate Blue, you’ll find a controlled world where speed and efficiency are everything and the only act of rebellion to take is to slow things down and wake up the masses before the powers that be shut you down – for good. RSVP Here!…

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Mike Cavallaro

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Michael Fry

When you come from a family of supervillains, expectation are high. But what happens if you don’t have a single bad-guy bone in your body? Find out in How to be a Supervillain. RSVP Here!…

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Michael Fry

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Mariko Tamaki

The five scouts of Roanoke Cabin return for another summer at camp, earning badges and solving supernatural mysteries –this time with Cloud People and unicorns—in Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power. RSVP Here!…

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Mariko Tamaki

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Maggie Thrash

A science expo at Winship Academy turns into a criminal fiasco and when the finger-pointing bleeds through from the Academy to the surrounding city, the fault lines of racial tension reveal themselves in Strange Lies. RSVP Here!…

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Maggie Thrash

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Jason Segel & Kristen MIller

What if you could live your best life? Indulge every desire? A reality so free there are no rules to break and no laws to obey. What if your reality isn’t reality at all, but a virtual game you never want to finish. . . until you realize you’re the one being played. Step into the future with Otherworld. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

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