We are thrilled to share that queen of middle grade Anne Ursu will be joining us as a special guest for our chat on Thursday, March 6 at 8 pm Eastern time.
Our topic will be Middle Grade. What are “middle grade” books? What’s out there in middle grade? Who is reading middle grade? What should we know to be great reader advisors of middle grade books, especially if it’s an area we’re not familiar with?
Anne Ursu is the author of the middle grade fantasies Breadcrumbs, The Real Boy, as well as the Cronus Chronicles trilogy. Breadcrumbs was listed as one of the best books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, School Library Journal, and BCCB, and The Real Boy was on the long list for the National Book Award. Anne teaches at Hamline University’s low residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and is the recipient of the 2013-14 McKnight Fellowship in Children’s Literature. She lives in Minneapolis with her son, many cats, and lots of books.
Please join us on March 6 for this chat, and if there are questions you’d like Anne to address, let us know in the comments or with our Twitter hashtag, #readadv.