MASL Spring Symposium 2021

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be partnering with the Maine Association of School Libraries Spring Symposium hosted April 6-15. For more information about the Symposium and to register you can visit their website here.

You can order the featured books listed below and, if you order from this page and provide information about what school you represent in the order comments, you'll recieve a 20% discount. If you would prefer to recieve an invoice please email our children's manager, Stephanie, at

April 6th at 4PM Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, will be a keynote speaker.

Ellen Oh is the cofounder of We Need Diverse Books and author of the award-winning Spirit Hunters series for middle grade readers and the Prophecy trilogy (ProphecyWarrior, and King) for young adults. Originally from New York City, Ellen is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel. You can visit her online at

April 7th at 12pm there will be an Authors Brown Bag Lunch session featuring picture book author Samara Cole Doyon, middle grade author Josephine Cameron, and young adult author Maria Padian.

Samara Cole Doyon is both a second-generation Haitian American and a deeply rooted Mainer, with half of the roots of her family tree reaching generations deep into the soil of the Pine Tree State. She is a freelance writer, teacher, wife, and mother. She has been a regular contributor at Black Girl In Maine Media and has been featured in the “Deep Water” poetry column of the Portland Press Herald. Her debut picture book is Magnificent Homespun Brown.

Josephine Cameron received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Maybe a Mermaid and A Dog-Friendly Town, which received three starred reviews and was a Parents magazine Storytime Pick. Her third book, Not All Heroes, releases with FSG in May and has recieved a Kirkus starred review. She lives in Brunswick, Maine, where she writes, sings, and teaches music to kids.

Maria Padian has a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She is a freelance writer, essayist, and author of young adult novels, including Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress, Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best, and Out of Nowhere. Maria lives with her family in Brunswick, Maine. Visit her online at and find her on Twitter: @mpadian.

All books ordered from Print will be signed by the authors or include a signed bookplate. For the Brown Bag Lunch authors in the order comments please specificy any personalization requests.

Finding Junie Kim By Ellen Oh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062987983
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021

Flying Lessons & Other Stories By Ellen Oh (Editor), Kwame Alexander, Kelly J. Baptist, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101934623
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Arrives in 2 to 5 Days
Published: Yearling - August 14th, 2018

Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration By Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780884487975
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

Not All Heroes By Josephine Cameron Cover Image
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9780374314439
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 18th, 2021

A Dog-Friendly Town By Josephine Cameron Cover Image
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9780374306441
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 4th, 2020

How to Build a Heart By Maria Padian Cover Image
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9781643750880
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021