Books Build Conversations: Talking with Varian Johnson

Books Build Conversations:
Talking with Varian Johnson
Tuesday, February 2
6:00 pm
at the Falmouth Public Library
Hermann Foundation Meeting Room
Join author Varian Johnson and children's book specialists Stephanie Seales and Sara Hines, who will be discussing great new books, including Johnson's latest novel To Catch a Cheat, that help start conversations in families and schools about everything from diversity to technology.
Bring questions!


Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.


This event is open to the public, but we would greatly appreciate if you would RSVP by emailing
On Tuesday, February 2 at 9 am, Mindy Todd will interview Varian Johnson on The Point.
Varian Johnson is the author of four novels, including The Great Greene Heist, a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2014. His novels for older readers include My Life as a Rhombus, named to the Texas Library Association Tayshas High School Reading List and the New York Public Library "Stuff for the Teen Age" list, and Saving Maddie, a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.
Varian was born in Florence, South Carolina, and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a BS in Civil Engineering. He later received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Varian now lives outside of Austin, TX with his family.
Stephanie Seales holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature from Simmons College. She recently served as a judge for the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature 2015. A former teacher, she has also spent time working in children's bookstores in New York City and on Cape Cod. Now, Stephanie spends her time in library services and reviewing children's and young adult books for Kirkus Reviews. 
Sara Hines holds degrees in Children's Literature from Roehampton University and Book History from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently co-owner of Eight Cousins book store in Falmouth.
Event date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540