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EVENT CANCELED: Author Storytime | Amy Nielander: Grama's Hug


Tuesday January 14, 2020: 11:00am to 12:00pm


Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

For Whom

Preschool–Grade 3


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 6. Apologies for the inconvenience.

The beautiful picture book Grama's Hug is the story of the bond between a science-loving girl and her grandmother, and what happens when it’s time to take off—literally—on her own.

May and Grama are a team. They do everything together, from inventing creative projects to going birdwatching to preparing for the annual space fair. And they never, ever say goodbye without a hug. May’s love of science takes her far as her inventions win year after year, helped by Grama’s support, effort, and love. She travels to space camp and eventually beyond, earning her spot as the first kid astronaut to journey into space. As May prepares for her mission to explore the cosmos, she seems ready to go without looking back, making Grama worried that she will leave without a hug. But May would never do that.

The book explores the importance of treasuring even the smallest moments with people you love with heartwarming illustrations, expressive characters, and delightful touches of whimsy.

Amy Nielander graduated from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and has worked as a product designer and digital sculptor in the automotive industry. Her debut book, The Ladybug Race (PomegranateKids), was a finalist in the Silent Book Contest in 2014 and won the IPPY Bronze Medal Book Award in 2017.

This event is in partnership with Literati Bookstore and includes a signing with books for sale.