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Thursday, October 10 • 10:00am - 12:15pm
Kidquake: Upper Elementary

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With support from Mark Finnemore

For kids in 3rd to 5th grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Ellen Klages, Diana Toledano, Rajani LaRocca, K-Fai Steele, Gwen Minor, Susan Terence, and Marya Brennan. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

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Ellen Klages

Ellen Klages  is the author of two acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O'Dell Award and the New Mexico Book Award, and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story "Basement Magic" won a Nebula Award, and... Read More →
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Rajani LaRocca

Rajani LaRocca was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area with her wonderful family and impossibly cute dog. She earned a BA and an MD from Harvard, and spends her time writing novels and picture books, practicing medicine, and baking too many sweet treats... Read More →
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K-Fai Steele

K-Fai Steele is an author-illustrator who grew up in a house built in the 1700s with a printing press her father bought from a magician. She is the illustrator for Noodlephant by Jacob Kramer (Enchanted Lion Books, February 2019) and A Normal Pig is her author-illustrator debut with... Read More →
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Diana Toledano

Diana (pronounced Dee-Ahna) Toledano  is a Pisces with curly hair and glasses. She makes children’s books, loves patterns, and speaks English with an accent. Most recently, she illustrated the picture book, One Snowy Day, and the chapter book series Polly Diamond. Diana grew... Read More →
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Gwen Minor

Gwen Minor has been reading and writing ever since she can remember, and her favorite stories have always been from ancient times. She's taught teenagers for over ten years in and around San Francisco, stepping outside the box by teaching Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, and... Read More →
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Susan Terence

Susan Terence has won several awards for her writing, including a DeWar’s Young Writer’s Recognition Award for the State of California, the Audre Lorde award for Fiction, Highsmith award for playwriting, San Francisco District 11 awards, and Ann Fields and Browning awards for... Read More →
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Marya Brennan

Marya Brennan is the Young Writers Program Director at National Novel Writing Month. She joined the NaNoWriMo team in fall 2016.Before joining NaNoWriMo, Marya taught middle school English and history in the Bay Area for five years. Sometime during this period, she took a break to... Read More →


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