Meet-and-Greet with Augusta Scattergood, author of Making Friends with Billy Wong and Glory Be

Tue 8/15, 4pm:
Meet-and-Greet with Augusta Scattergood, author of Making Friends with Billy Wong and Glory Be

Join us for a meet-and-greet and book signing with Augusta Scattergood, acclaimed author of Making Friends with Billy Wong and Glory Be !

Augusta Scattergood is the author of Glory Be, which was a National Public Radio Backseat Book Club selection, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee, and hailed by Newbery medalist Richard Peck as the story of a bygone era "beautifully recalled." A children’s book reviewer and former librarian, Ms. Scattergood has devoted her life and career to getting books into the hands of young readers. Her reviews and articles have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Delta Magazine, and other publications. Ms. Scattergood, who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, is an avid blogger. To learn more, visit www.augustascattergood.com.

 

About Making Friends with Billy Wong:

A powerful story set in small-town Arkansas in 1955 that illuminates the arrival of Chinese immigrants in the segregated south.
 
Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to look after Grandmother Clark. Even if she didn't care that much about meeting the new sixth graders in her Texas hometown, those strangers seem much preferable to the ones in Paris Junction. And then there's Billy Wong, a Chinese-American boy who shows up to help in her grandmother's garden. Billy's great-aunt and uncle own the Lucky Foods grocery store, where days are long and some folks aren't friendly. For Azalea, whose family and experiences seem different from most everybody she knows, friendship has never been easy. Maybe this time, it will be.

Inspired by the true accounts of Chinese immigrants who lived in the American South during the civil rights era, these side by side stories--one in Azalea's prose, the other in Billy's poetic narrative--create a poignant novel and reminds us that friends can come to us in the most unexpected ways.
Event date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Making Friends with Billy Wong Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545924252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - August 30th, 2016

Glory Be Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545331814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - December 30th, 2014

The Way to Stay in Destiny Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545538251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 10th, 2016