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CANCELLED: VIRTUAL EVENT: Renée Watson, Ways to Grow Love

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:00pm

CANCELLED: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen medical circumstances, our event with Renée Watson has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule her visit for a future book tour.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Bookshop is thrilled to welcome award-winning author Renée Watson for an online event celebrating Ways to Grow Love, the newest title in her Ramona-esque series for young readers, starring Ryan Hart and her loveable family.

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This is a free event. The featured book may be purchased below. You can make a donation to help support Bookshop Santa Cruz here. Thank you!

Ryan Hart and her family are back in another installment of stories about a Black girl finding her way and her voice as she grows through change and challenges. In this book, Ryan finds herself wishing for lots of things—like for her new sister to be born healthy, for her new recipes to turn out right, for that camping trip to go better than she fears! And of course Ryan is facing these new challenges and new experiences in her classic style—with a bright outlook and plenty of spirit!

Inspired to write her own version of Ramona, Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Renée Watson continues her delightful series.

Renée Watson is a New York Times bestselling author. Her novel, Piecing Me Together, received a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award. Her books include Ways to Make Sunshine, Some Places More Than Others, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, Betty Before X, co-written with Ilyasah Shabazz, and Watch Us Rise, co-written with Ellen Hagan, as well as two acclaimed picture books: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen and Harlem’s Little Blackbird, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Renée lives in New York City. www.reneewatson.net; @harlemportland (Instagram); @reneewauthor (Twitter)

Ways to Grow Love (A Ryan Hart Story #2) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 27th, 2021

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781547606658
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 27th, 2021