Middle Grade Panel
Thursday, August 8th
Join us for a middle grade panel featuring authors Susan Tan, Jennifer Blecher, and Rajani LaRocca!
Rajani LaRocca is a book lover, doctor, and foodie who was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area. Her debut middle grade novel, Midsummer’s Mayhem (Yellow Jacket), is an Indian-American middle grade mashup of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and competitive baking. Learn more about her at www.RajaniLaRocca.com and on Twitter and Instagram @rajanilarocca.
Jennifer Ende Blecher is the author of Out of Place, a middle grade novel to be published by Greenwillow/ Harper Collins in 2019. She once worked as an assistant district attorney and now works as a full-time writer. Her work has appeared in both local and national magazines. She lives outside of Boston and on Martha's Vineyard with her husband, three daughters, and a dog named Winnie. Learn more about her at www.jenniferblecher.com.
Susan Tan has lived many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. She grew up in a mixed-race family, and, like Cilla Lee-Jenkins, had very little hair until the age of five. After graduating from Williams College, she earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Susan has also written Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic.