CELEBRATE DEBUT PAL AUTHORS
APRIL 29: Karla Arenas Valenti CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY
Celebrate Karla and her debut picture book, Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence
Sourcebooks / April 7, 2020 / ISBN-10: 1728213568 / ISBN-13: 978-1728213569
—ORDER Karla’s book from her preferred local indies. Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence is published in partnership with the Marie Curie Alumni Association, a nonprofit global association dedicated to the promotion of research and curiosity, and to enhancing research and professional collaboration. A portion of all sales goes to help support this science association and their research initiatives.
—Want an autograph for your copy? Click here to print Karla’s bookplate.
Karla Arenas Valenti was born and raised in Mexico City. Since then she has put down roots in many places she now calls home: Japan, France, Germany, and most recently the Chicagoland area where she lives with her husband, three kids, two cats, and hundreds of books. She writes picture books and middle grade novels.
APRIL 15: Amy Alznauer CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY
Celebrate Amy and her debut picture book, The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity:A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan with an interview by Esther Hershenhorn, RAE. Special appearance by illustrator, Daniel Miyares!
Candlewick / Apr 14, 2020 / ISBN 9780763690489
—Danierl’s illustrator webpage
Recent Blog Posts:
Amy’s debate with Betsy Bird on Fuse#8
Review on Picture Book Builders
Guest post on Cynsations
Amy Alznauer writes children’s books, teaches mathematics at Northwestern University, lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and a bird, and is the managing editor of the SCBWI-IL Prairie Wind.
APRIL 22: Kim Oclon CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY
Celebrate Kim and her debut novel, Man Up
Trisim Books / April 22, 2020 / ISBN-10: 0999388630 / ISBN-13: 978-0999388631
Kim Oclon is a former high school teacher and GSA sponsor who got the chance to write her debut novel in between her kids’ nap times.
SCBWI-IL thanks it’s Regional Advisor Emeritas, Esther Hershenhorn and Alice McGinty, for their launch party inspiration. Many thanks to Roxanne Owens and iCare for their continued support of SCBWI-IL READ LOCAL.