Visiting Author for Schools: Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, January 31st (Ruta will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your TIME OF DAY preference: morning or afternoon.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ruta Sepetys (www.rutasepetys.com) is an internationally acclaimed author of historical fiction published in over fifty countries and thirty-six languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist as her books are read by both teens and adults worldwide. Her novels Between Shades of GrayOut of the Easy, and Salt to the Sea are all New York Times bestsellers, international bestsellers, and Carnegie Medal nominees. Her books have won or been shortlisted for over forty book prizes, are included on over twenty state reading lists, and are currently in development for film. Born and raised in Michigan, Ruta now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Follow her on Twitter @RutaSepetys.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Ashes in the Snow
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life—until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION 
45 minute presentation on Between Shades of Gray and discussion about the film adaptation, Ashes in the Snow.

MOVIE TRAILER 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i4H1iJjmuk

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Middle Schools/High Schools; Grades 6+

AV NEEDS
Projector for PowerPoint presentation, microphone, bottle of water.

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 Ruta's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-ruta-sepetys

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.

DISCUSSION GUIDES
http://www.penguin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RutaSepetys_Guide_FNL_web.pdf

Between Shades of Gray - http://www.penguin.com/static/images/yr/pdf/tl-guide-between-shades-of-gray.pdf

Out of the Easy  - http://www.penguin.com/static/images/yr/pdf/OutoftheEasy_DG.pdf

Salt to the Sea - http://www.penguin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SaltToSea_Guide.pdf

 

Salt to the Sea Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142423622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 2017

Ashes in the Snow (Movie Tie-In) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781984836748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 18th, 2018

Out of the Easy Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147508430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - March 4th, 2014