Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description BAM presents a BAMfamily Book Brunch on Saturday, April 25 at 11:30am. The event will feature Newbery Honor Award-winning writer Gail Carson Levine, author of Ella Enchanted, The Wish, and the Princess Tales series. Levine’s popular children’s and ‘tween fiction has enraptured young readers, and her recent nonfiction work, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly encourages kids to take up the pen themselves. The recommended age level for the BAMfamily Book Brunch is 8 to 12 years.
After a buffet of kid-friendly foods and drinks accompanied by live music, Gail Carson Levine will read from and discuss Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and the novel Dave at Night, based on her father’s childhood. Set in the 1920’s it tells the story of Dave, a Jewish orphan from the Lower East Side who escapes at night to encounter the jazz world of the Harlem renaissance. Dave at Night has been recognized as an ALA Notable Children’s Book and ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The School Library Journal said of the book, “this novel will provide inspiration while offering a unique view of a culturally diverse New York City.” The event will conclude with an audience Q&A and a book signing.