THE MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS “WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR”
David Barclay Moore
6 p.m. Wednesday March 22, 2023
Conversation / Q&A, Main Branch, Albany Public Library, Large Auditorium, 161 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12210
Registration required: https://davidbarclaymoore.eventbrite.com
David Barclay Moore is the author of the runaway middle grade bestseller, The Stars Beneath Our Feet (2017), the story of a young man who “tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death.” Winner of the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award, the novel has been adopted as a core text in school curricula throughout the U.S.
The New York Times said, "The right story at the right time…. It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for.”
Moore’s new novel is Holler of the Fireflies (2022), about a “boy from the hood in Brooklyn” and his experiences at a STEM camp in Appalachia, where he encounters racism and discovers who he is, including his sexual identity. School Library Journal called it, “both timely and timeless.”
Presented by the Albany Public Library and the New York State Writers Institute. Major support and funding provided by the Carl E. Touhey Foundation.
Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders