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Thursday, October 11


Kidquake: Upper Elementary
For kids in 3rd to 5th grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Jill Diamond, Alexis E. Fajardo, Mae Respicio, Gwen Minor, Susan Terence, and Mikaela Dunitz. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Authors and Participants
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Jill Diamond

Jill Diamond’s love of children’s literature began with her school librarian mother and long Maine winters. When she’s not writing, Jill dreams about her next travels, eats ice cream, and wears cowboy boots. Jill lives in San Francisco with her husband, son, and the ghost of... Read More →
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Alexis E. Fajardo

Alexis E. Fajardo is a student of the classics – whether Daffy Duck or Damocles – and has created a unique blend of the two in Kid Beowulf. When he’s not drawing comics, Lex is working for them as Senior Editor at the Charles M. Schulz Studio in Santa Rosa, California.
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Mae Respicio

Mae Respicio is author of the middle grade novels THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT (out now) and the forthcoming BEACH SEASON (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Children's Books). Mae is a former recipient of a PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship, a past writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook and Atlantic... Read More →

Friday, October 12


Kidquake: Early Elementary
For kids from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Carmen Bogan, Alexandria Giardino, Tony Piedra, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Naomi Lau, and Florencia Milito. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Authors and Participants
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Carmen Bogan

Carmen Bogan is author of the picture book, Granny, Who is God? and the recipient of the New Voices literary award from Lee and Low Publishers for her middle grade story, Fit Like Frankie. She is the founder of Dream on Publishing, multicultural children’s books, a passionate literacy... Read More →
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Alexandria Giardino

Alexandria Giardino is a writer and translator. Her work includes a translation of My Life with Pablo Neruda by Matilde Urrutia and essays that have appeared in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Marie Claire, Discover, American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. Giardino lives... Read More →
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Naomi Lau

Naomi Lau is a book creator, former teacher and business consultant. She creates stories about life’s fruit, integrating diversity and heart values for meaningful learning. She is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at San Francisco-based independent publisher Wildberry Ink (www... Read More →
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Tony Piedra

Tony Piedra crafted worlds at Pixar Animation Studios for nine years. Now, he's bringing his skills and experiences from the film industry and putting them to use as an author and illustrator of children’s books. His debut picture book, The Greatest Adventure, arrives Fall 2018... Read More →
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Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of the 2017 Parent's Choice Gold Medal winning picture book, Also an Octopus, and has more picture books forthcoming from Candlewick Press and Chronicle Books. Her debut young adult novel, The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea is slated for release... Read More →

Thursday, October 18


Teenquake: Under 21 Open Mic
An open mic for all those under 21 years of age. Readings of poetry, prose, memoir, essays along with performances of dance, music, or whatever! All kinds of art are welcome. All love, no judgment. FREE

Thursday October 18, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
826 Valencia Tenderloin 180 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday, October 19


Teenquake & NYMBC Present Tahereh Mafi & Ransom Riggs
Teenquake and Not Your Mother's Book Club™ are embarrassingly proud to present an evening with Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs. Tahereh, bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, celebrates the publication of her newest novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea. Ransom, in his only Bay Area appearance, unveils the next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children in the fourth novel, A Map of Days. $20 for one book / $38 for both books

Authors and Participants
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Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SHATTER ME series. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, fellow author Ransom Riggs. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book... Read More →
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Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novels. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Books Inc., Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102