Latinx Storytelling Festival--With the Unicorn Rescue Society!

Attention Teachers, Students, and School Districts! 

You and your students are invited to an online story-telling festival celebrating Latinx Heritage! Join members of the Unicorn Rescue Society--award-winning authors David Bowles and Emma Otheguy, MCed by Newbery Honoree Adam Gidwitz--as they tell fun, strange, and maybe slightly scary stories with Latin-American roots! Bring your children, your students, your classes, your schools, even your school districts for a wild, fun celebration of Latinx story-telling, brought to you by the best-selling series The Unicorn Rescue Society. Perfect for grades three through five! Or anyone who likes a good story!

The Book Stall is proud to be the official bookseller for this event! Buy any Unicorn Rescue Society book from THe Book Stall Oct. 15 - 23rd, and we'll include an autographed bookplate and official Unicorn Rescue Society membership card with your purchase! Learn more about the Unicorn Rescue Society HERE.

The event's YouTube stream will be live at 9 AM Chicago time HERE, and you have to watch in order to be able to comment and interact live with the storytellers.  But you can also watch it anytime thereafter!

About Our Storytellers:

David Bowles is a Mexican-American author from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written several titles, most notably The Smoking Mirror (Pura Belpré Honor Book) and They Call Me Güero (Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, Claudia Lewis Award for Excellence in Poetry, Pura Belpré Honor Book, Walter Dean Myers Honor Book). His work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as The New Your Times, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, School Library Journal, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children’s Literature. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. He is the co-author of The Chupacabras of the Río Grande, the 4th title in the  Unicorn Rescue Society series.

Emma Otheguy is the author of the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom about Cuban poet and national hero José Martí, as well as the middle-grade novel Silver Meadows Summer, which Pura Belpré-winning author Ruth Behar called “a magnificent contribution to the diversity of the new American literature for young readers.” Martí’s Song for Freedom received five starred reviews, was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and the New York Public Library, and was the recipient of the International Literacy Association’s 2018 Children’s and Young Adult Book Award in Intermediate Nonfiction. Emma is the co-author of The Madre de Aguas of Cuba, the firth book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series, as well as the forthcoming as A Sled for Gabo, a picture books with Atheneum, due out in January of 2021.

About Our Emcee:

Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing his Newbery Honor-winning The Inquisitor's Tale, including a year living in Europe. He is the creator and co-writer for the Unicorn Rescue Society sereis. Adam lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. Find Adam online at adamgidwitz.com or @AdamGidwitz.
 

Event date: 

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Event address: 

Online Youtube Event!
The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society #1) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735231726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller—now available in paperback.

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn!


Unicorns are real.
(At least we think they are.)
 


The Basque Dragon (The Unicorn Rescue Society #2) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Jesse Casey, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735231757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2019

The Unicorn Rescue Society is back! Now available in paperback.

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn!


Across the vast, blue ocean, in the mountains of the Basque Country, a fearsome creature has gone missing. And the Unicorn Rescue Society are the only ones who can save it.
 


Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735231788
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Puffin Books - January 14th, 2020

Among the towering fir trees of the Pacific Northwest, a famously elusive creature is in serious trouble.

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn!

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true?


The Chupacabras of the Río Grande (The Unicorn Rescue Society #4) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, David Bowles, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735231818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Puffin Books - January 14th, 2020

Pura Belpré Honor-winning author David Bowles joins Newbery Honor-winning Adam Gidwitz as co-author of the newest Unicorn Rescue Society adventure, as the kids travel to the U.S.-Mexican border to help the legendary chupacabras.

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn!


The Madre de Aguas of Cuba (The Unicorn Rescue Society #5) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Emma Otheguy, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735231429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

Critically acclaimed author Emma Otheguy joins Newbery Honor-winning Adam Gidwitz as co-author of the newest adventure in the NYT bestselling Unicorn Rescue Society series as the kids travel to Cuba to help the legendary Madre de aguas.