Visiting Author for Schools: Vera Brosgol & Hope Larson

Vera Brogsol & Hope Larson

Thursday, May 3 (Vera & Hope will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your preference.)

Vera Brogsol & Hope Larson


VERA BROGSOL was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel Anya’s Ghost was published in 2011 by First Second and won Eisner, Cybils, and Harvey awards. Her picture book Leave Me Alone! was a 2017 Caldecott Honor book. She was a storyboard artist at Laika for ten years, working on animated films including Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and actually really likes camping now.

HOPE LARSON adapted and illustrated A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, which spent forty-four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and for which she won an Eisner Award. She is also the author and illustrator of Salamander DreamGray HorsesChiggers, and Mercury, and the author of Compass South and Knife's Edge, both illustrated by Rebecca Mock. She lives in Los Angeles. 


VERA BROGSOL'S Be Prepared: All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range—Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

HOPE LARSON'S All Summer Long: Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he's acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

10-15 minute joint presentation, followed by two 15-20 minute solo presentations, and then ending with 10-15 minutes of questions. Potential topics within: middle-grade comics as a whole, the parallels/differences in their comic journeys, how you came to write these two stories.

Upper Elementary/Middle School, grades 5-8

As many that will fit!

Computer/laptop with digital projector and projector screen, two microphones, drawing easel with pad of paper and markers.​​​ And a bottle of water.


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. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Vera & Hope's books: Just Hope Larson's books: 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.

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Be Prepared Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626724457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - April 24th, 2018

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Anya's Ghost Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250040015
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - March 25th, 2014

All Summer Long (The Eagle Rock Trilogy) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374310714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 2018

Compass South: A Graphic Novel (Four Points, Book 1) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250121844
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Square Fish - June 27th, 2017

Knife's Edge: A Graphic Novel (Four Points, Book 2) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250158468
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 2018