Friends Forever with Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Friends Forever with Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

1:30pm

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Real life best friends, Shannon and LeUyen give the most honest and funny insight into how they created their graphic novel series, the latest of which is Friends Forever! Based on Shannon’s own experiences of school, the latest book sees young Shannon become an Eighth grader. Like so many children and teens, she is struggling with her emotions, insecurities and undiagnosed anxieties, while the world she once knew starts to change. This humorous and comforting story, presented in accessible comic-book style, is a must for young readers (and parents and care-givers). It packs a big hug and will remind you that even when things are looking down, you are enough.

Recommended for ages 11 and up.

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TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Real life best friends, Shannon and LeUyen give the most honest and funny insight into how they created their graphic novel series, the latest of which is Friends Forever! Based on Shannon’s own experiences of school, the latest book sees young Shannon become an Eighth grader. Like so many children and teens, she is struggling with her emotions, insecurities and undiagnosed anxieties, while the world she once knew starts to change. This humorous and comforting story, presented in accessible comic-book style, is a must for young readers (and parents and care-givers). It packs a big hug and will remind you that even when things are looking down, you are enough.

Recommended for ages 11 and up.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Featured Authors

Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including fantasy novels The Goose Girl and Book of a Thousand Days, science fiction novel Dangerous, Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends with LeUyen Pham, and romantic comedy Austenland, which is now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She lives in Utah with her husband and frequent collaborator Dean Hale, their four remarkable children, and two ridiculous cats named Misty Knight and Mike Hat.

Read more about Shannon Hale

LeUyen Pham worked in animation before turning to children's books. She has illustrated and written more than 80 books and in 2020, she won a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in the book Bear Came Along. Her previous book, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.

Read more about LeUyen Pham

1:30pm

Sunday, October 24

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