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Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People

Inprint Cool Brains! Jennifer L. Holm Live Stream Event

Sunday January 24, 2021 4:00 pm

Please note that this live stream event will be viewable directly on the Inprint website. The link to view the reading will be provided to those that order a free ticket in the ticket receipt from Eventbrite. 

Inprint invites you to blast off to Mars at a free live virtual event featuring New York Times bestselling children’s author Jennifer L. Holm. Jennifer will give a presentation about her new novel, The Lion of Mars, and respond to video messages/questions submitted by kids.

BOOK DISCOUNTS: Order a copy of The Lion of Mars from our partners at Blue Willow Bookshop and receive a 15% discount. To receive the discount, order the book here and use the coupon code MARS21.

Hey kids, send in a short video message for Jennifer L. Holm to be included in the live event!

Kids who send in a video will receive a free copy of The Lion of Mars.
Videos should be no longer than 30-seconds.
Videos can include a question for Jennifer L. Holm about her new novel The Lion of Mars, about her life as a writer, or a general message about what her books have meant to you.
Begin the video with your name, your school, and what grade you are in.
Send videos via email to info@inprinthouston.org by 12 pm noon, Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Select videos will be part of the live event for Jennifer to see and respond to.

Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. She is also the co-creator of the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series, the Squish series, and the Sunny graphic novels, which she collaborates on with her brother Matthew Holm.

Widely embraced by educators, librarians, and children across the country, Jennifer’s novels have struck a chord with all who read her heartwarming and poignant stories, many of which are based on her own life and family. Reviewers rave about her writing, calling her other work “fun, fun, fun” (Kirkus), “a hilarious blend of family dramas seasoned with a dollop of adventure” (Publishers Weekly), and “a surprising coming-of-age story with a remarkably honest message” (The New York Times). Her timely new book, The Lion of Mars, which Jennifer completed before the pandemic, tells the story of how a regular kid living on Mars must save the day when a virus infects all the grown-ups in the colony. Kirkus calls the novel “a delightful space adventure” and a starred Booklist review says it “will have readers feeling right at home on Mars.” Will eleven-year Bell be able to uncover the truth and protect his family? Can he and his friends work together to unite the entire planet in the process?

Though born in California, Jennifer spent most of her childhood in Pennsylvania playing sports with her four brothers. After getting her degree at Dickinson College, she moved to New York to become a television producer before pursuing a career as a full-time writer. Today, Jennifer resides back in California, where she lives with her husband, Jonathan, two kids, and her two cats, Augie and Livie.

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