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Join the Ivy for a celebration of Elissa Brent Weissman’s latest middle grade book, The Renegade Reporters! Elissa will be in conversation with Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author of The Testing trilogy, and Verify and Disclose. Register here.
Ash and her friends are reporters. They were ready to lead their school news show, “The News at Nine”, sponsored by Van Ness Media, when an unfortunate incident involving a dancing teacher, an irresponsibly reported story and a viral video got them kicked off the crew. So Ash, Maya and Brielle decide to start their own news show, “The Underground News”. And soon they stumble on a big lead: Van Ness Media, the educational company that provides their school’s software, has been gathering data from all the kids at school. And as they dig deeper, they start to reconsider the meaning of privacy, especially as it pertains to what we all do online. In The Renegade Reporters, The Social Dilemma meets sixth grade in Baltimore City. Order your copy here.
“Absolutely delightful! We need more renegade reporters in the world — please!”– RJ Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder
Elissa Brent Weissman is the award-winning author of several middle grade novels, including The Length of a String and the Nerd Camp series. She also edited Our Story Begins, an anthology of writing and art by today’s kids’ book creators back when they were kids themselves. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and earned a master’s degree in children’s literature at the University of Roehampton in London. Elissa was named one of CBS Baltimore’s Best Authors in Maryland. She currently lives with her family in Christchurch, New Zealand. Connect with her at ebweissman.com.
Joelle Charbonneau is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Testing trilogy, as well as two mystery series, the Rebecca Robbins and the Glee Club mysteries. Her most recent books are Verify and Disclose. Connect with her at joellecharbonneau.com.
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Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:00pm