Livestream Event: Belonging - Middle Grade Author Panel

Join Annie Bloom's Books for a livestream event with middle grade authors Waka Brown (While I was Away), Kathleen Lane (Pity Party), Susan Hill Long (The Care and Keeping of Freddy), Rosanne Parry (A Whale of the Wild) and Kate Ristau (Clockbreakers series). The authors will discuss the theme of belonging: how kids search for and maintain connections, and how the books they read explore and support those connections too. This event is free and open to all ages.

Watch the recording here:

If you would like signed or personalized copies of the authors' books, please leave a note in the comments section of your order!

Waka T. Brown's While I Was Away is an empowering middle grade memoir from debut author Waka T. Brown, who takes readers on a journey to 1980s Japan, where she was sent as a child to reconnect to her family’s roots.

Kathleen Lane

Kathleen Lane's Pity Party is an "absurd, funny, and thought-provoking" book perfect for "anyone who has ever felt socially awkward or inadequate" (Louis Sachar, author of Holes and the Wayside School series).

Susan Hill Long's The Care and Keeping of Freddy is a sweet and funny middle grade novel about a young girl, her pet bearded dragon, and the friends who make her summer one to remember.

Rosanne Parry's A Whale of the Wild is an animal adventure novel that explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape.

Kate Ristau's Clockbreakers series is about a girl stuck in a Greek myth, on an action-packed adventure with a mission: to save her father, and perhaps even save the world.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
While I Was Away By Waka T. Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063017115
Availability: Special Order - arrival estimates will be provided when your order is processed
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 26th, 2021

Pity Party By Kathleen Lane Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316417372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2022

The Care and Keeping of Freddy By Susan Hill Long Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534475199
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 19th, 2021

A Whale of the Wild By Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062995933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 31st, 2021

The End of Time By Kate Ristau Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990850793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Hope Well Books - May 10th, 2021