Alysson Foti Bourque

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Biography

Alysson Foti Bourque earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center. After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Since publishing the first book in the Alycat Series, Bourque has won three Mom’s Choice Awards, a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, and became a Best Book Award finalist.

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Schedule

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Book Talk
Alycat and the Friendship Friday

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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Alycat and the Friendship Friday

It’s finally Friday, and Alycat is excited to go on a field trip with her friends. But when she doesn’t have anyone to sit with on the bus, Alycat feels left out. Can she use her creativity and imagination to help everyone feel included?

Alycat and the Friendship Friday will teach readers that making new friends isn’t as scary as you might think.

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