Battle of the Books Championship with

Newbery Award-Winning Author Grace Lin!

March 17, 2019 – 2PM • City Opera House

Newbery Award-Winning Author Grace Lin!

March 17, 2019 – 2PM
City Opera House

“Children will embrace this accessible, timeless story about the evil of greed and the joy of gratitude.”

~ Andrew Medlar, former president of the American Library Service to Children

Meet Grace Lin:

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin was one of ten books selected for this season’s Battle of the Books—northern Michigan’s beloved reading tournament for local fourth and fifth graders. This year, we expanded team eligibility to the three-county region:  Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau. Pitting 48 teams against each other in an electrifying trivia bowl, kids work together to correctly answer a hodgepodge of questions about the ten books they’ve read together. 

Grace Lin is our headline author at the Battle of the Books championship. After the two teams face off in the grand finale, Grace will hand out awards and then talk about her Newberry-winning novel, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. In this stunning fantasy, inspired by Chinese folklore, Grace has created a wondrous world of magical beasts and daring exploits. Afterward, she’ll sign books.

Grace Lin’s tales of adventure and fantasy have enthralled young readers since she first published Where the Mountains Meet the Moon, the first of a trilogy that contains all the wonder, peril and warmth of mythical, ancient China. She is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen books, including The Ugly Vegetables, Dim Sum for Everyone! and The Year of the Dog. While most of Grace’s books are about the Asian-American experience, she believes, “Books erase bias—they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.”

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