Author Event - Two Books, One Author! Ann Fights for Freedom and Noelle at Sea, by Nikki Shannon Smith

The Avid Reader is happy to be hosting return author, Nikki Shannon Smith, and two of her latest children's books Ann Fights for Freedom, and Noelle at Sea on Friday, February 1st at 4 p.m.!

More about Ann Fights for Freedom: An Underground Railroad Survival Story (Girls Survive):

Twelve-year-old Ann understands there is only one thing to be grateful for as a slave: having her family together. But when the master falls into debt, he plans to sell both Ann and her younger brother to two different owners. Ann is convinced her family must run away on the Underground Railroad. Will Ann's family survive the dangerous trip to their freedom in the North?

This Girls Survive story is supported by a glossary, discussion questions, and nonfiction material on the Underground Railroad, making it a valuable resource for young readers.

 

More about Noelle at Sea: A Titanic Survival Story (Girls Survive):

Thirteen-year-old Noelle feels like the luckiest girl in the world to be cruising the Atlantic aboard the famed Titanic. The trip is made even better by her new friend, Pauline, a girl who is traveling with her father to live in America. The girls spend the first days of the journey exploring, but on the fifth night, Noelle awakes to a sinking ship. Women and children will be rescued first, and Noelle realizes motherless Pauline will be left all alone. Despite her parents' wishes, Noelle breaks away from her family to find and help her friend.

Nonfiction information, a glossary, and reader response questions make up the back matter of this Girls Survive story.

 

More about Nikki Shannon Smith:

Nikki Shannon Smith is from Oakland, California, but she now lives in the Central Valley with her husband and two children. She has worked in Elementary Education for over twenty-five years, and writes everything from picture books to young adult novels. When she’s not busy with family, work, or writing, she loves to visit the coast. The first thing she packs in her suitcase is always a book.

Event date: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Noelle at Sea: A Titanic Survival Story Cover Image
By Nikki Shannon Smith, Matt Forsyth (Illustrator), Alessia Trunfio (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781496580108
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Stone Arch Books - February 2019

Ann Fights for Freedom: An Underground Railroad Survival Story Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781496580139
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Stone Arch Books - February 2019