This Summer, Penguin Young Readers Launches the Official Who Was? Ultimate Road Trip

From July 13 to August 3, the fun (and FREE!) family event will bring trivia games, activities, giveaways and more to bookstores in 12 cities across the east coast.

Inspired by Who Was? – the #1 New York Times bestselling history and biography series – the Official Who Was? Ultimate Fan Experience is a summer reading celebration of history’s iconic trailblazers, innovators, important events and beyond!

Each stop on the tour features:

  • The Who Was? Trivia Show – Show off your knowledge about sports, science, pop culture and beyond in a game show-inspired trivia contest and win special prizes!
  • Who Are YOU? Photo Op – Dress up as your favorite historical icon, or create a mask at our craft station to pose in front of a Who Was? backdrop so you can be the hero of your very own “Who Is?” book cover!
  • Vote for the next Who Was? Book Subject – Cast your vote for who you’d like to see star in the next Who Was? biography.
  • Craft and Activity Table – Create your own bobblehead mask with the faces of several of history’s iconic figures, create your own custom Who Is? biography, and much more.
  • Prize Wheel – Take a spin on the Who HQ prize wheel to win exclusive prizes!

Tour Schedule:

  • July 13 – Richmond, VA (BBGB Books) – LINK
  • July 15 – Alexandria, VA (Duncan Library, hosted by Hooray for Books) – LINK
  • July 18 – Takoma Park, MD (People’s Book) – LINK
  • July 19 – Baltimore, MD (Snug Books) – LINK
  • July 20 – Collegeville, PA (Towne Book Center) – LINK
  • July 21 – Lancaster, PA (Barnes & Noble) – LINK
  • July 25 – Glen Rock, NJ (The Curious Reader) – LINK
  • July 27 – Enfield, CT (Barnes & Noble) – LINK
  • July 28 – Madison, CT (RJ Julia Booksellers) – LINK
  • August 1 – Belmont, MA (Belmont Books) – LINK
  • August 2 – Plainville, MA (An Unlikely Story) – LINK
  • August 3 – Fairfield, CT (Fairfield University Store) – LINK

Publishers Weekly announced the tour last week and spoke with Penguin Workshop President and Publisher Francesco Sedita about the bestselling series and its popularity. Read here.

For full tour information, visit Follow the Fan Experience this summer and learn more about the entire Who Was? series on Instagram @whohqbooks.





Posted: June 25, 2024