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Facing the Past: Middle Grade Novels

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When:November 9, 2019 @ 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm


Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage)
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

Stories of two very different young women who find themselves in unknown places, where they realize they must face their past to understand their present. In Dylan Meconis’s graphic novel Queen of the Sea, Queen Eleanor is exiled by her sister to a tiny island, where she must grapple with the truth of her own past as well as threats to her life. In award-winning and best-selling author Renée Watson’s new novel, Some Places More Than Others, Amara searches for her roots and exploring her family’s history—and their present—while visiting her father’s family in New York City. Moderated by Heidi Schulz, author of Hook’s Revenge.

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.