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Suzanne Supplee: SWEETNESS ALL AROUND (With Sharon Sansosti)

Event Details

The Ivy Bookshop, Back Patio
5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Calling all 8-12 year olds! Come celebrate Suzanne Supplee’s new novel, Sweetness All Around, with conversation, crafts, music, and donations!

An indomitable heroine who believes she is destined to find her kidnapped neighbor leads this warm, big-hearted story with irresistible characters and a captivating mystery. Perfect for daydreamers with unstoppable imaginations, and fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale series.

The afternoon will kick off with a conversation between Suzanne Supplee and Sharon Sansosti, Librarian at St. James Academy. Then, stay and learn how to make tissue paper flowers while listening to a playlist themed around the book!

This event will also serve as a donation opportunity for the Blue Ribbon Backpacks of Love project. Led by Suzanne, we will be collecting fully stuffed backpacks for 10-11 year olds according to this wishlist and this wishlist.

We’re so excited for this meaningful afternoon! We hope you’ll join us.

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About the Panelists:

  • Suzanne Supplee, Suzanne Supplee is the author of the new middle grade novel, Sweetness All Around, and three young adult novels: When Irish Guys Are Smiling (Speak / Penguin), Artichoke’s Heart (Dutton / Penguin), and Somebody Everybody Listens To (Dutton / Penguin). Suzanne earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s in creative writing from Towson University. Her books have been honored on various state lists, including a Golden Sower Honor and the Louisiana Teen Choice Award. Somebody received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Other works have been published by literary magazines and online.

    Suzanne taught creative writing for a number of years at a magnet high school in Maryland, work for which she was recognized as an Alliance for Young Artists and Writers Gold Medal Portfolio Educator, a Silver Medal with Distinction Educator, and a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator.

    When Suzanne isn’t grading papers or obsessing over her current work-in-progress, she is playing with her dogs, Birdie and Gus.

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