Betty Culley and Phoebe Yeh discuss THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS and THE NAME SHE GAVE ME

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This event will be held IN PERSON at Print: A Bookstore. Please note that PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED for entry, and MASKS COVERING THE NOSE AND MOUTH MUST BE WORN while in the store. 

THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS

Harvard is used to his father coming home from the hospital and telling him about all the babies he helped. But since he made the mistake at work, Dad has been quieter than usual. And now he is taking Harvard and his little brother, Roger, to Kettle Hole, Maine, for the summer. Harvard hopes this trip isn’t another mistake.  
 
In the small town where he grew up, Dad seems more himself. Especially once the family decides to start an ant farm--just like Dad had as a kid! But when the mail-order ants are D.O.A., Harvard doesn't want Dad to experience any more sadness. Luckily, his new friend Neveah has the brilliant idea to use the ants crawling around the kitchen instead. But these insects don't come with directions. So the kids have a lot to learn--about the ants, each other, and how to forgive ourselves when things go wrong.

 

THE NAME SHE GAVE ME

Rynn was born with a hole in her heart—literally. Although it was fixed long ago, she still feels an emptiness there when she wonders about her birth family.

As her relationship with her adoptive mother fractures, Rynn finally decides she needs to know more about the rest of her family. Her search starts with a name, the only thing she has from her birth mother, and she quickly learns that she has a younger sister living in foster care in a nearby town. But if Rynn reconnects with her biological sister, it may drive her adoptive family apart for good.

This powerful story uncovers both beautiful and heartbreaking truths and explores how challenging, yet healing, family can be.

The Natural Genius of Ants Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593175774
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

The Name She Gave Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063157835
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: HarperTeen - June 21st, 2022