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VIRTUAL EVENT: NICK SOLIS & CANDY WELLINS

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event
Free
The Color Collector Cover Image
By Nicholas Solis, Renia Metallinou (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534111059
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 15th, 2021

The Stars Beckoned: Edward White's Amazing Walk in Space Cover Image
By Candy Wellins, Courtney Dawson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593118047
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - April 20th, 2021

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Digital Doors Open approx. at 5:50PM CDT.
  • SIGNED AND PERSONALIZED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE. If you would like a personalized book please put your name in the Comments section when purchasing the book. 
  • Event Begins at 6:00PM 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 COLOR COLLECTOR

The Color Collector is a poignant story about newness, friendship, and common ground. When a boy notices the new girl picking up all manner of debris and litter on their walks home from school he wants to know why. So she shows him the huge mural she's created in her room that reminds her of the home she left behind. He learns all about where she's come from and they both find how wonderful it is to make a new friend.

The Color Collector is a poignant story about newness, friendship, and common ground. When a boy notices the new girl picking up all manner of debris and litter on their walks home from school he wants to know why. So she shows him the huge mural she's created in her room that reminds her of the home she left behind. He learns all about where she's come from and they both find how wonderful it is to make a new friend.

ABOUT NICK SOLIS

Nicholas Solis is an author/illustrator and elementary school teacher. The Color Collector is his second book. He lives in Austin, Texas.


ABOUT THE STARS BECKONED

A lyrical picture book biography of Edward White, the first American to walk in space—and an ode to the beauty and wonder of the stars that brought him there.

Edward White

loved the night,

lived where stars were big and bright.

The evening sky—

so wide, so high.

Made him wonder. Made him sigh.

Edward White was the first American astronaut to walk in space. But before his spacewalk, he was just a boy who loved the stars. As he grew up, he would look up at the night sky in wonder—he knew that, one day, he would visit the stars themselves. In this touching and poignant picture book biography, we see how Edward’s passion for the stars shaped the course of his life, and how he came to realize, even in the depths of space, what was ultimately most important to him—his family.

With backmatter containing photos and more information on Edward’s life, Candy Wellins and Courtney Dawson deliver a book that is as much a feast for readers’ eyes as the stars were for Edward’s.

ABOUT CANDY WELLINS

Candy Wellins (candywellins.com) is a former elementary school teacher who now spends her days as a full-time mother and author. Her debut picture book, Saturdays Are for Stella, is set to publish in 2020 from Page Street Kids. Candy lives in Central Texas.


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Thank you for supporting Nick Solis, Candy Wellins, and your local independent bookstore!