Great Upcoming Events for Kids




Tue, Jul 17th - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes local author Lisa Jensen for a book discussion and signing of her new book Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge. This book is a great summer read for a range of ages. They say Château Beaumont is cursed. Servant-girl Lucie can’t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But the chevalier's cruelty is revealed, and Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into terrifying Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside.

But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Jean-Loup would never tend his roses so patiently, attempt poetry, or express remorse for the wrong done to Lucie. Gradually, Lucie comes to realize that Beast is an entirely separate creature, with a heart more human than Jean-Loup’s ever was.

Lucie dares to hope that noble Beast has permanently replaced cruel Jean-Loup—until an innocent beauty arrives at the chateau with the power to break the spell.

Filled with gorgeous writing, magic and fierce emotion, Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge will challenge all you think you know about good and evil, and beauty and beastliness.

"When is beauty shaped by ugliness? When does a simple fairy tale give way to the dark textures beneath its surface? When Lisa Jensen takes it on, that’s when.  Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge is a love story, and so much more." — Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author of The Beekeeper's Apprentice and Island Of the Mad

Lisa Jensen is the author of the adult novels Alias Hook and The Witch From the Sea. A longtime film critic with Good Times, her reviews are also posted on Rotten Tomatoes. She lives in Santa Cruz.

This free event will take place in Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs are usually set up for open seating about an hour before the event start time.




Mon, Jul 23rd - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz presents Kate Schatz and Miria Stahl for a discussion and signing of their new book, Rad Girls Can, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. Schatz and Stahl are the team behind the New York Times bestsellers Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z.

You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement?

In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers.

KATE SCHATZ is a feminist writer, activist, and educator. She is the author of the New York Times best sellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life. Schatz is the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she speaks often about politics, resistance, feminism, race, parenting, and more. Visit radgirlscan.com.

MIRIAM KLEIN STAHL is an artist, educator, and activist and the illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and My Rad Life. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and paper-cut and public art, she is also the cofounder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School, where she has taught since 1995.

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Chairs for open seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins.




Thu, Oct 25th - 7:00pm

Markus Zusak, award-winning and internationally best-selling author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, will celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated new book, Bridge of Clay, at an offsite and ticketed event. An unforgettable and sweeping family saga, written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, as signature Zusak. Tickets for this event are on sale at Bookshop Santa Cruz and below.

This offsite event will be held at: Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Downtown Santa Cruz

TICKET PACKAGES: Ticket packages are $30.00, include one copy of Bridge of Clay and one ticket to the event. One additional family member ticket may be purchased for $10.00. (No book included. Limit one per full price ticket.) 

The publication date of Bridge of Clay is October 9th, 2018. Ticket packages purchased before that date will include a voucher redeemable for one copy of Bridge of Clay (at Bookshop Santa Cruz on and after October 9th, or at the venue on the night of the event).

The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father's disappearance.

At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge--for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.

The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

Markus Zusak is the author of the extraordinary international bestseller The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, an LA Times Book Award Finalist and Printz Award Honor book. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.




 

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