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Lost & Found: Middle Grade Novels

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Two novels about very different characters losing, and finding, home. A young Syrian girl must leave her homeland and emigrate to the United States in Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. In Rosanne Parry’s A Wolf Called Wander, Swift, a young wolf, must make a long, perilous journey after being separated from his family wolf pack. Moderated by Kate Ristau, author of Clockbreakers.

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

Rosanne Parry

Rosanne Parry is the author of the acclaimed novels Heart of a Shepherd, Second Fiddle, and Written in Stone. Her newest novel, A Wolf Called Wander, was published by Greenwillow Books in May 2019. She has taught writing at schools, conferences, educational nonprofits, and online at the Loft Literary Center. She and her family live in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon. She writes in a tree house in her back yard.
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Jasmine Warga

Jasmine Warga is a writer from Cincinnati, Ohio who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is the internationally acclaimed author of My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now. Her books have been published in over twenty-five countries and optioned for film. Her debut middle grade novel, Other Words For Home, was published in Spring 2019. Jasmine lives in an apartment filled with books with her husband, two tiny daughters, large dog, and mischievous cat. 
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Kate Ristau

Kate Ristau is the author of the middle grade series, Clockbreakers, and the young adult series, Shadow Girl. You can read her essays in The New York Times and The Washington Post. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she'll live in a house in Oregon, where they found a sword behind the water heater and fairies in the backyard.
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