On Saturday, February 11th at 3:00 p.m., central, the LaSalle Public Library, in partnership with Aurora Public Library, and thirty-five Illinois libraries will host best-selling children’s author, Shannon Hale and award-winning illustrator, LeUyen Pham for a lively discussion on their graphic novel series, “Real Friends.”
In this virtual program, Ms. Hale and Ms. Pham will discuss their books, answer readers questions, and share an engaging hands-on activity. Free activity packets can be picked up at the Library or attendees can print their own by going to the Library’s website – https://bit.ly/3kyyAo3.
Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of over forty books for all ages, including graphic novel memoirs Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever, and multiple award winners The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy. One of her novels for the adult crowd, Austenland, was made into movie starring Keri Russell. She co-writes books with her husband Dean Hale, like the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, books for DC Comics about young Wonder Woman, and best-selling illustrated chapter book series The Princess in Black.
LeUyen Pham is the award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children. LeUyen (pronounced Lay-Win) is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Julianne Moore’s picture book series, Freckleface Strawberry, Kelly DiPucchio’s picture book Grace for President, and Shannon and Dean Hale’s middle grade series Princess in Black. Her more recent books include Love is Powerful by Heather Brewer, and the Caldecott Honor Book Bear Came Along by Richard Morris. She is also the co-creator, along with Shannon Hale, of the groundbreaking bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever.
This program is free and open to the public. Register – https://bit.ly/3keFChv. For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.