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MATT DE LA PEÑA & LOREN LONG - LOVE
Start 2018 off with LOVE!
Saturday, January 20th at 11:30 am
MATT DE LA PEÑA and LOREN LONG
speaking & signing
**Online sales for this event will end
on January 19th at 6pm**
Give Carrying Hope some LOVE!
In the spirit of this event, we encourage you to donate a copy of LOVE to Carrying Hope, a nonprofit organization that creates care packs for children entering the foster system in Central Texas. These packs include necessities like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shampoo, along with comforting items like stuffed animals and books. We think LOVE would make a beautiful addition to these packs. At the event, take the copy you'd like to donate down to our registers and let our booksellers know it's for Carrying Hope! To learn more about Carrying Hope and what you can do to help, visit www.carryinghope.com.
“In the beginning there is light
and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed
and the sound of their voices is love.
A cab driver plays love softly on his radio
while you bounce in back with the bumps of the city
and everything smells new, and it smells like life.”
In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that’s soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.
ABOUT MATT DE LA PEÑA
Matt de la Peña is the author of Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor. He is also the author the award-winning picture book A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis and six critically acclaimed young adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. Matt lives in Brooklyn, NY.
ABOUT LOREN LONG
Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Otis series. He's also the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama, as well as the re-illustrated, #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. He lives near Cincinnati with his wife, two sons, and two Weimaraners.
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