Visiting Author for Schools: Andrea Wang

Andrea Wang

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Flexible dates. Andrea is not available for school visits on Fridays. Please indicate your DATE and TIME OF DAY preference.

AUTHOR
Andrea Wang

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a child, Andrea Wang made dumplings and took baths with orange peels to prepare for Chinese New Year. When not traveling, she lives in Colorado with her husband, two children, and a dog named Mochi. This is her first picture book and it was a winner of a 2018 Honor Award from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

ABOUT THE BOOKThe Nian Monster
Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don't work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes, including Q&A. Andrea's “Meet the Author” presentation consists of a short segment about her and how she became an author, an interactive reading of The Nian Monster, and presents ways for students to be brave and creative in finding and telling their own stories. Along the way, students will learn about Chinese culture plus some fun Chinese sound words!

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School; grades K-3

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
We like at least 50 students, and a maximum of 150 students.

AV NEEDS
Projector, projector screen, microphone. And, a bottle of water.

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#andreawang #nianmonster #tatteredcover


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. 

ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Andrea's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-andrea-wang 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 us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

 

The Nian Monster Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Alina Chau (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807556429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - December 2016