Tuesday, September 29 at 4pm CT
LIVE ON ZOOM!
With special guests:
Illustrator Kim Balacuit
Texas House Candidate Celina Montoya
- We are offering SIGNED, PERSONALIZED copies of The Campaign! If you would like the book to be personalized by the author, please type the name you want the book signed to in the comments field at checkout.
- Digital Doors Open at 3:45PM CDT
- Event Begins at 4:00PM CDT
- NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Veep meets Parks and Recreation in this hilarious illustrated middle-grade political comedy about a 12-year-old who runs her babysitter’s campaign for mayor
For 12-year-old Maddie Polansky, the only good part of school is art class. And though she’s never paid much attention to politics, when she learns that the frontrunner for mayor of her city intends to cut funding for the arts in public schools, the political suddenly becomes very personal. So Maddie persuades her babysitter, Janet, to run for mayor against Lucinda Burghart, art-hating bad guy. Soon, Maddie is thrust into the role of campaign manager, leading not only to humor and hijinks, but to an inspiring story for young readers that talks about activism and what it takes to become an engaged citizen. Maddie and Janet’s adventures on the campaign trail are illustrated by copious black-and-white drawings throughout the book.
ABOUT LEILA SALES
Leila Sales attended political rallies when she was a baby, started a petition against her third-grade language arts textbook, volunteered for her first mayoral campaign when she was twelve, and as a teenager competed in debate competitions all over the world. Since then, she has built a career as a critically acclaimed author of many middle-grade and young adult novels, including Once Was a Time and This Song Will Save Your Life. She is also the editor of award-winning and bestselling books for children of all ages. She still cares about politics. Learn more at leilasales.com, or follow her @LeilaSalesBooks.
ABOUT KIM BALACUIT
Kim Balacuit is an illustrator and designer who studied animation and illustration at Montclair State University. She lives in Rutherford, New Jersey, and is fond of animals, banana bread, and long road trips.
ABOUT CELINA MONTOYA
Celina Montoya is a business owner, former journalist and a mom. She started one of San Antonio's most successful educational nonprofits, Literacy San Antonio. She will fight to strengthen worker’s rights, lower healthcare costs, protect our schools, and lower the property tax burden on homeowners. If elected to Texas House District 121, she would be the first Democrat, the first Latina, and the youngest person ever elected to represent this district.
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