Thu27Feb20204:00 pmMaplewood Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Maplewood Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
February 27 at 4:00 pm
What's your story?
Join a conversation for all ages about identity and race with Maplewood author Marina Budhos. Her latest middle-grade novel, set in the 1970s, depicts three mixed race girls who are part of a controversial busing plan. We want to hear about your own experiences: How do you identify, and how are you seen in the world? Was the past different from today? Is it fair when kids are asked to change the world? This cross-generational conversation features books, a 70's pop quiz and pizza!
Recommended for ages 8 through adult. Drop in.
Sat14Mar20209:00 amToday's Girl/Tomorrow's Woman Conference 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
UFT Building, 52 Broadway, NY, NY 10004
Award winning author Marina Budhos will tell of her journey to becoming an author, drawing on her own multi-racial background. She loves to make visible the stories of young people who are often invisible to others. Difference, she believes, can become one’s strength as we take our place in the world.
Sat28Mar202012:15 pmMontclairJoin three authors of very different Young Adult books for a lively discussion of world-building, inspiration, and what makes a successful YA novel. Tochi Onyebuchi’s action-packed, futuristic fiction includes War Girls and Beasts of the Night, and his latest, the adult novel Riot Baby. Writer and performer Abby Sher’s darkly comic new novel Miss You Love You Hate You Bye considers friendship and mental health, while Emma Lord’s debut Tweet Cute is a witty rom-com reinvention.
Montclair Literary Festival
Saturday, March 28, 2020
As some young people are taking action on issues from gun violence to climate change and LGBTQ rights, others are pulled into activism through circumstance. What is it like to live through major social change and be caught up in social activism? In her novel The Long Ride, Marina Budhos tells the story of three mixed-race girls who are part of the social experiment of bussing in 1970s New York, while Journalist Candy Cooper explores the Flint water crisis in Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan Fought for their Lives and Warned the Nation.
Tue31Mar202010:30 amThe Center for Fiction
Details TBA--Marina will be talking with students about THE LONG RIDE as part of the Kids Read program.
Thu02Apr202012:20 pmQueens Library & I.S. 238
Marina will be addressing I.S. 238 students at the main branch of the Queens Library, in Jamaica, Queens about her novel THE LONG RIDE--a great coming home since her book is set in Queens and is all about a busing plan to South Jamaica and even has a reference to this library! Looking forward to talking about race and busing to this new cohort of kids.
Thu11Jun202012:00 pmLong Island City
June 11, 2020