Virtual Lit Camp for Kids to Feature Torrey Maldonado via Zoom (7/14)
Torrey Maldonado will discuss and answer questions about his latest book, WHAT LANE? (Nancy Paulsen Books), at powerHouse Arena’s first Virtual Lit Camp event, a summer reading camp for kids ages 8-12, via Zoom on Tuesday, July 14 at 11:00 am (ET).
Author of the highly acclaimed Tight, Maldonado does a masterful job showing a young boy coming of age in a racially split world, trying to blaze a way to be his best self. “Stay in Your Lane.” Stephen doesn’t want to hear that–he wants to have no lane. Anything his friends can do, Stephen should be able to do too, right? So when they dare each other to sneak into an abandoned building, he doesn’t think it’s his lane, but he goes. Here’s the thing, though: Can he do everything his friends can? Lately, he’s not so sure. As a mixed kid, he feels like he’s living in two worlds with different rules–and he’s been noticing that strangers treat him differently than his white friends. So what’ll he do? Hold on tight as Stephen swerves in and out of lanes to find out which are his–and who should be with him.
Maldonado is a teacher born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he still lives. His book, Secret Saturdays, was inspired by his life and the experiences of his students.
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