Visiting Author for Schools: Mariko Tamaki Brooklyn Allen

 

 

 

 

 

Mariko Tamaki & Brooklyn Allen

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, February 9 (They will visit two schools. Please include your morning or afternoon preference.)

AUTHOR
Mariko Tamaki & Brooklyn Allen

ABOUT MARIKO TAMAKI
Mariko Tamaki is a writer of comics and young adult novels. Her books include the graphic novels Skim and This One Summer with Jillian Tamaki, and Emiko Superstar with Steve Rolston. Plus YA novel, Saving Montgomery Sole, and a comic about teen lez heartbreak. Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist. She has taught comics and illustration in New York City at SVA and The New School. She lives in Toronto.

ABOUT BROOKLYN ALLEN
Brooklyn Allen is a co-creator and the original illustrator for the Lumberjanes series and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

WHY HOST THEM?
Featuring illustrations by Brooklyn Allen, co-creator of the Lumberjanes series, the books are based of the cult favorite graphic novel series published by BOOM! Studios and bring the beloved Lumberjanes characters into the novel format for the first time with all new, original adventures. Lumberjanes is about friendship, survival, and the strengths we each hold within us. It’s about working together and it’s all about being able to embrace the quirkiness within. One of the draws of the comics series is its focus on unquestionably resilient, curious, and intrepid female-identifying characters. All students who purchase a book will get an exclusive First Things First Aid Lumberjane badge.

ABOUT THE BOOKLumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes #1)
Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the TALLEST mountain they've ever seen, things don't go quite as planned. For one, they didn't expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns. This hilarious, rollicking adventure series brings the beloved Lumberjanes characters into a novel format with brand-new adventures.

Reading/Discussion Guide for Teachers!

Dedicated website: www.lumberjanesbooks.com

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30 minutes, including a 10-minute student Q&A, but can be adjusted to the school’s schedules; Mariko & Brooklyn will primarily focus on how they came to write books/draw comics, how they came to collaborate on the books, and why they love the world of the Lumberjanes.

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary or Middle Schools; grades 4-6

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!

AV NEEDS
Two microphones, laptop/computer with PowerPoint, projector and projector screen. They will bring the PowerPoint presentation on a thumb drive (no sound) and it will be emailed tot he school in advance for set up. And a bottle of water.

HASTAGS & SOCIAL MEDIA
#LumberjanesBook
Twitter: @abramskids@marikotamaki, @BrooklynAAllen
Dedicated website: www.lumberjanesbooks.com


PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.

ORDER FORMS
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. Books will be available for sale at the school about a week before the event and about a week after the event. An online ordering option is available (see below).

ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Mariko's and Brooklyn's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-mariko-tamaki-brooklyn-allen Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.

 

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes #1) Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki, Brooklyn Allen (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419727252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - October 10th, 2017