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  • Choose Your Own Adventure Author Event

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    Name: Choose Your Own Adventure Author Event
    Date: May 1, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    BEWARE & WARNING!!! This Apple & Quill is different from other Apple & Quill Events…. Join us for a very special Apple & Quill book release reading and celebration in honor of Kyandreia Jones ’19 and her children's book on its publication release — CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SPIES: JAMES ARMISTEAD LAFAYETTE — the first ever Choose Your Own Adventure title where YOU are an actual historic spy. Kyandreia will read from the beginning until she reaches the first choice, at which point it will be up to YOU, the audience, to decide what happens next in the story. Kyandreia will read through until the group reaches "The End.” So BEWARE! The wrong choice could end in disaster…even death. There will be a short Q&A after the reading, in which Kyandreia will discuss how her approach to writing a children’s book differed from writing poetry and adult-geared fiction, as well as how complicated it can be to write a book with multiple storylines and endings. ABOUT THE SERIES Choose Your Own Adventure is widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers. The interactive, multiple-choice, multiple-ending series is the 4th-bestselling series for children ever published, with more than 265 million copies sold in 38 languages. Each story is written from the second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character’s actions in response to the plot and its twists. ABOUT THE BOOK We are pleased to announce the first ever Choose Your Own Adventure title where YOU are an actual historic spy in Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: James Armistead Lafayette written by debut author Kyandreia Jones. Jones’ entry into the beloved Choose Your Own Adventure series brilliantly explores the life of a true hero and spy, whose amazing story is rarely included in history books. YOU face tough choices and unexpected encounters while working undercover for George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette in hopes to turn the tide at the Battle of Yorktown as well as earn your own freedom from enslavement on a plantation in Virginia. Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: James Armistead Lafayette is poised to be one of the standout new children’s books of spring 2019 as history comes to life for middle grade readers, and the story of an unsung hero of the American Revolution’s is finally told. Join us for a very special Apple & Quill celebrating the publication of Kyandreia Jones' book in the Choose Your Own Adventure series!
    Location:
    Burke Library Hamilton College 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, New York 13323
    Date/Time Information:
    May 1, 2019 7 PM
    Contact Information:
    Elizabeth Middleman
    Fees/Admission:
    Free