If you thought that all of the special events at readergirlz got used up in October, with our amazing week of live chats for Teen Read Week and the featured chat with Ms. Libba Bray, well… think again. November is another stellar month at readergirlz. Check it out:
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, our featured author this month is Marlene Carvell, whose novel Sweetgrass Basket, is the readergirlz pick. I read it just a few weeks ago. Written in prose poetry in alternating voices, it is the story of two Mohawk sisters who are sent to a residential school. It’s about the power of a strong sisterly bond, and the importance of protecting one’s culture and traditions in the face of oppression. I found it a very moving read. Discussion will be happening all month long at the blog, and the live chat with Marlene will be on Tuesday, November 24th at 6pm PST.
On November 21st at 6pm PST at the blog, we’ve got a fun Twilight event planned to coincide with the release of New Moon in theatres. This is sure to be a packed chat – with lots of twihards in attendance!
Finally, on November 30th at 6pm PST at the blog, you absolutely must join in the readergirlz RAVE chat Homecoming event. So, so many outstanding authors who have been featured on readergirlz in the past will be joining in that night for a giant live chat. (I cannot even imagine how busy that will be. I’m not sure the chat program will be able to handle the insanity). Here are just some of the people who will be joining us that night: Mary Pearson, Sara Zarr, Laura Resau, Libba Bray, Kristin Cashore, Cecil Castellucci, Ellen Hopkins… and more! Wow. Incredible. That will be a chat to remember.
So pick up Sweetgrass Basket this month and join in at all three of these amazing readergirlz events.