Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jennifer Phillips May Online Virtual Book Party

Shoreline children's author Jennifer Phillips invites SCBWI members to stop by online during May for her virtual book party celebrating little-known figures in history featured in her juvenile biographies.

Phillips has published in children's magazines and also has released three young reader biographies to date: ELIJAH LOVEJOY'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, about the abolitionist editor who died while defending his printing press; ROBERT WADLOW: THE UNIQUE LIFE OF THE BOY WHO BECAME THE WORLD'S TALLEST MAN, about how Wadlow's overactive pituitary gland took him in extraordinary heights as a child; and NINA KOSTERINA: A YOUNG COMMUNIST IN STALINIST RUSSIA, about the teenager whose diary became an international bestseller years after her death as a guerrilla soldier fighting the Nazis.

The month-long party includes:

  • Weekly trivia quizzes and prize drawings of movie, book and restaurant gift cards

  • Free giveaway drawings for all three books

  • Discount coupons for ebook versions of the Lovejoy and Wadlow biographies

The activities will be happening in two connected virtual universes at and

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