A girl, the dog she loved, and a hurricane
- Free signed copy of Rain Reign to the first 200 families
- Free and open to the public, doors open at 2:30 pm
- Conversation and reading by Ann M. Martin
- Hurricane Harvey dog stories shared by Houston Pets Alive!, which opened a shelter and saved more 1,800 dogs and cats after the storm
- Bus scholarships available for student groups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Book sale, signing, and meet the author following the event*
Enjoy an afternoon with Newbery Honor Award winner Ann M. Martin as part of Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People, a fun literary event for the whole family. To download a flier for the event click here.
Ann M. Martin is the beloved author of more than 35 books in the popular Baby-sitters Club series. Her other novels for middle-grade readers, ages 8-12, include Ten Rules for Living with My Sister, Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life, and Everything for a Dog. She won a Newbery Honor Award for A Corner of the Universe.
She comes to Houston to share her New York Times bestseller Rain Reign, a powerful story about Rose Howard, a girl on the autism spectrum, the dog she loves, and a hurricane that changes everything. The New York Times Book Review writes, “Ann M. Martin, a Newbery Honor winner, offers this affecting, elegantly burnished middle-grade book about a girl with autism. . . . And yet the book isn’t actually about autism, or even any coming-of-age theme. It’s about love and fealty, fear, hope, the release from burdens, and what kids–all kids–need but often don’t get.” Author Kate DiCamillo calls it “heartbreaking and heart-mending at the same time.”
After a conversation and reading by the author, Houston Pets Alive! will share some dog stories from Hurricane Harvey. Founded in 2015, Houston Pets Alive! promotes and provides the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. In the months since Hurricane Harvey, Houston Pets Alive! opened a shelter and has saved more than 1,800 dogs and cats.
*Please note that the book signing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon entering the theater, people wishing to have books personalized will be given a number, and the book signing will take place in numerical order after the on-stage presentation.