Visiting Author for Schools: Molly Brooks

Molly Brooks

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Tuesday, October 23. (Molly will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your DATE and TIME OF DAY preference.)

AUTHOR
Molly Brooks

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Molly Brooks is the illustrator of Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared by Alison Wilgus, and the creator of many comics. Her illustrations have appeared in The GuardianThe Boston GlobeTime Out New YorkBUST Magazine, ESPN social, Sports Illustrated online, and others. She spends her spare time watching vintage buddy cop shows and making comics about knitting, hockey, and/or feelings. Molly lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

ABOUT THE BOOKSanity & Tallulah
When Sanity’s living science experiment goes missing, she and her best friend Tallulah will have to work together to find it before it causes the entire station to shut down! Fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile and Cece Bell's El Deafo will love how Brooks deftly balances humor and heart in this action-packed, visual tour de force! It can get pretty dull living on a small, out-of-the-way station like Wilnick SS. Best friends Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega do their best to relieve the monotony of everyday space life by finding adventures, solving mysteries, and taking turns getting each other into and out of trouble. But when Sanity's latest science project—an extremely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten—escapes from the lab and starts causing general havoc, the girls will have to turn the station upside down to find her—before the damage becomes irreversible! Molly Brooks is a gifted creator who brings expressive characters to life with unique two-color drawings. Chock-full of imaginative biology, tech, and engineering references, Sanity & Tallulah encourages experimentation, problem solving, and science. Sanity & Tallulah is the first in a trilogy.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30-minute talk about… PLEASE SELECT THE APPROPRIATE PRESENTATION

  • For younger children: If you could invent an animal as a pet for yourself, what would it be, and what kind of care would it require? Collaborative live-drawing activity (and/or individual in-class project writing and drawing "instruction manuals" for the pets).
  • For older children: Designing a space station for long-term habitation: Who's going to live there? Why are they there? What will they need? Collaborative live-drawing activity to find practical solutions for fanciful problems.
  • For older students in art- or writing-specific classes: Lecture about the process of writing and illustrating a graphic novel.

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary & Middle Schools; grades 3-7

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
A minimum of 100 students. 

AV NEEDS
Computer/laptop with PowerPoint, projector projector screen, microphone, and a sketchpad with easel and markers. And, a bottle of water. 

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#mollybrooks #sanitytallulah #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 Molly's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-molly-brooks 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.

 

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Sanity & Tallulah (Sanity & Tallulah, Book 1) Cover Image
By Molly Brooks, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368022804
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 16th, 2018

Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared Cover Image
By Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626721395
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: First Second - May 23rd, 2017