*CANCELED* Anne Blankman to local school

*CANCELED* due to concerns of COVID-19, Anne has canceled her trip to the Seattle area

 

We are so excited to take Anne to one of our local schools! If you'd like a signed copy of "The Blackbird Girls", order below!

BOUT THE BLACKBIRD GIRLS: On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work—Chernobyl—has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who've always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina's estranged grandmother, Rita Grigorievna. In their new lives in Leningrad, they begin to learn what it means to trust another person. Oksana must face the lies her parents told her all her life about herself, and about Jewish people. Valentina must keep her grandmother's secret, one that could put all their lives in danger. And both of them discover something they've wished for: a best friend. But how far would you go to save your best friend's life? Would you risk your own?         

ABOUT THE AUTHORAnne Blankman has loved to write stories for as long as she can remember. She grew up in Niskayuna, New York, where she met a classmate who had survived Chernobyl and who eventually inspired Anne to write The Blackbird Girls. They are still friends to this day. Currently, Anne lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Mike, her daughter, Kirsten, and two rescue cats. For several years, she worked as a children's librarian but now she writes full-time. When she isn't writing, Anne likes to spend time with her family, read, travel, knit, and go for long runs. She loves hearing from readers, and you can visit her at anneblankman.com or @AnneBlankman

Event date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:45pm to 1:30pm
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$16.19
ISBN: 9781984837356
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020