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Jo Knowles, "Where the Heart Is," In Conversation with Debbi Michiko Florence

If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity.

It’s the first day of summer and Rachel's thirteenth birthday. She can't wait to head to the lake with her best friend, Micah. But as summer unfolds, every day seems to get more complicated. Her “fun” new job taking care of the neighbors’ farm animals quickly becomes a challenge, whether she’s being pecked by chickens or having to dodge a charging pig at feeding time.

At home, her parents are more worried about money than usual, and their arguments over bills intensify. Fortunately, Rachel can count on Micah to help her cope with all the stress. But Micah seems to want their relationship to go beyond friendship, and though Rachel almost wishes for that, too, she can’t force herself to feel “that way” about him. In fact, she isn’t sure she can feel that way about any boy — or what that means.

With all the heart of her award-winning novel See You At Harry's, Jo Knowles brings us the story of a girl who must discover where her heart is and what that means for her future.

Jo Knowles is the award-winning author of the young adult novels Lessons from a Dead Girl, Jumping Off Swingsand Read Between the Lines, among others. She has also written two middle-grade novels: Still a Work in Progress and See You at Harry’sShe lives in Vermont.

Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of nonfiction books for children in the Kaleidoscope Kids Series, China and Japan. She is a third generation Japanese American, and many of her ideas for the Jasmine Toguchi series come from family experiences. Debbi lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two ducks, Darcy and Lizzie. Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth are her fiction debuts.

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Event Date: 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Where the Heart Is Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536200034
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Published: Candlewick - April 2nd, 2019

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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780374308346
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 11th, 2017

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780374308353
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 11th, 2017

Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780374308360
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 3rd, 2018

Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374308377
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 3rd, 2018