Nick Courage is a New Orleans-born author who currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two cats. School Library Journal called his most recent book, Storm Blown, “a must-have” in a starred review, and his other writing has recently appeared in The Paris Review Daily and Writer’s Digest. For more about Courage, visit NickCourage.com or find him @nickcourage on Instagram and Twitter.
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
In the “Middle” of an Adventure: Middle Grade Fiction
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
“Beautiful, vivid writing and a power-packed plot . . . I truly loved it.” – Lauren Tarshis, bestselling author of the I SURVIVED series
A major hurricane is raging across the southern United States, and two unsuspecting kids are about to have the adventure of a lifetime! Perfect for kids who love high-stakes plots and natural disaster movies, and anyone interested in extreme weather!
A little rain and wind don’t worry Alejo–they’re just part of life at the beach. As his padrino says, as long as there are birds in the waves, it’s safe. When people start evacuating, though, Alejo realizes things might be worse than he thought. And they are. A hurricane is headed straight for Puerto Rico.
Emily’s brother, Elliot, has been really sick. He can’t go outside their New Orleans home, so Emily decides to have an adventure for him. She’s on a secret mission to the tiny island Elliot loves. She’s not expecting to meet up with an injured goose or a shy turtle. And nothing has prepared her for Megastorm Valerie. Soon Alejo and Emily will be in Valerie’s deadly path. Who will survive?
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