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Strange Places: Middle Grade Novels

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm PST
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Stories featuring characters trapped in strange lands: an alien warlord cat exiled from his home planet to Earth, and a young girl who steps through a portal to a strange world in seach of her mother. In Emily Chenoweth’s new installment of Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat, The Space Dog Cometh, Klawde—a cat who is an emperor from another planet exiled to Earth, and Raj Banerjee’s best friend—must face a new challenger sent to Earth to settle the intergalactic score: a dog; meanwhile, Raj faces his own out-of-town visitor; his grandmother. Rivka Galchen’s Rat Rule 79 introduces a young girl, Fred, goes searching for her mother and finds herself in the Land of Impossibility, a loopily illogical place where time is outlawed and words carry dire consequences. Moderated by Lanel Jackson of Multnomah County Library.

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

Emily Chenoweth

Emily Chenoweth is the author of the novel Hello Goodbye (Random House), which was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award and was named one of the top ten Northwest books of 2009 by The Oregonian. As a ghostwriter and co-writer, she’s penned a dozen other novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. A former English teacher and fiction editor at Publishers Weekly, Emily has also written for PeopleSelfTin HousePortland Monthly, and Bookforum.
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Rivka Galchen

Rivka Galchen is the recipient of a William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, among other honors. She writes regularly for The New Yorker, whose editors selected her for their list of “20 Under 40” American fiction writers in 2010. Her debut novel, Atmospheric Disturbances (2008), and her story collection, American Innovations (2014), were both New York Times Best Books of the Year. She received an MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Galchen divides her time between Montreal and New York City. Her latest novel, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch, was released by FSG in June.
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Lanel Jackson

Lanel Jackson is a Black Cultural Library Advocate (BCLA) team member and Library Assistant at Multnomah County Library. As a BCLA team member, Lanel works to provide culturally relevant programming, books and information to the Black community. Although she mostly reads nonfiction and history books, Lanel has a special place in her heart for children’s books.
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