Jasmine Warga is the New York Times-bestselling author of middle grade novels Other Words For Home, The Shape of Thunder, and A Rover’s Story. Other Words For Home earned multiple awards, including a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor for Young Readers, and a Charlotte Huck Honor. The Shape of Thunder was a School Library Journal and Bank Street best book of the year, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Children’s and YA Book Award, and has been named to several state award reading lists. A Rover’s Story, her latest novel, was an instant New York Times bestseller, a Indie Next List and a Junior Library Guild selection, and was named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post. She is also the author of young adult novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, which has been translated into over twenty different languages. Jasmine currently teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in the Chicago-area with her family in a house filled with books.
Author Visit – Jasmin Warga
Come join us at The Picture House in Pelham for a screening of October Sky. This film is based on a true story, following the life of Homer Hickam, a young coal miner’s son in a small West Virginia town. Inspired by the launch of the Sputnik satellite, Hickam and his friends pursue their dreams…
We will have a visit from the author of our themed book to kick off our year long series based on his book. He will visit the middle school during the day and hold an in person event in the evening for all Pelham students and community members. This event is free but space is…