Frank Morelli


Frank Morelli is the author of the young adult novels On the Way to Birdland and No Sad Songs, a YALSA Quick Picks nominee and winner of an American Fiction Award for best coming-of-age novel. Breaking News is his latest middle grade novel. A Philadelphia native, Morelli now lives in High Point, North Carolina, with his assorted band of fur babies and his favorite chef in the world.


1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Fighting for Justice: Middle Grade Superheroes and Sleuths
with Preeti Chhibber and Frank Morelli

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

Breaking News

Things don’t usually come to a screeching halt at the RAT, also known as Ridgewood Arts & Technical School, Ridgewood City’s most prestigious progressive institution. But that’s what happens when Headmistress Hardaway interrupts class and announces, “A scandal has rocked the fundraising committee!” Everyone’s a suspect and Hunter Jackson, student council special investigator, vows to root out the student who’s heartless enough to steal donation money or die a death of a thousand forensic notes trying. He’s not alone. Ridgewood Roar news editor, Anthony Ravello, and the rogue, indie-press pioneer, Liberty Lennon, plan to do some journalistic digging of their own in a race against each other to scoop the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth to their faithful readers...or at least their versions of it. With the truth getting murkier by the day, all students at the RAT can do is gobble up news bytes and wash them down with locker-side gossip as they try to unmask the classmate responsible for the missing funds.


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