- All ages
Join us for an evening with Jasmine Warga, author of one of the 2020 Coming Together core texts, Other Words for Home. This acclaimed middle grade novel in verse follows twelve-year-old Jude’s journey immigrating from Syria and adjusting to life in the United States, seeking to find belonging in her new home while remaining connected to her family that she has left behind. This lyrical, powerful book is sure to spark meaningful conversations with readers of all ages. An internationally-acclaimed author, Warga has written other books including My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now. Her books have received multiple starred reviews and have been published in over twenty-five countries. Books will be available for purchase, and a signing will follow the event. Parking for East Prairie Elementary School is off of Dobson Street.