Author Talk & Book Signing
Wednesday, November 6th
Books & Company
Join us to welcome Andrea Beaty to Books & Company for her book Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. The newest picture book from the New York Times-bestselling creators of The Questioneers series introduces a new member: Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes. Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school . . . until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so. Sofia misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea--the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall--only to be told by a clerk that she can't build a park because she's just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do.
We will be having cake to celebrate our community, books, Andrea Beatty, and the Imagination Station: the playground at Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc built by the community with ideas from kids, just like Sofia Valdez!
Andrea Beaty is the author of the Questioneers series, and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, among other children's titles. She lives just outside Chicago. Visit her online and learn more about the Questioneers at Questioneers.com.