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Writer’s Group: Writing Middle Grade

October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us for an evening of discussion about Middle Grade writing! This discussion will cover the landscape of Middle Grade literature and how to approach it. Leading this discussion is Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of 8th Grade Superzero, Two Naomis, and Naomis Too. Gather with us for a night of honest storytelling and Q&A!


About Our Speaker

Meet Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, an author who talks to children through her writing and books. Olugbemisola is the author of 8th Grade Superzero, which was named a Notable Book for a Global Society and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She also writes nonfiction for young people, including Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow, and Someday is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins. She is the coauthor of the middle grade novel Two Naomis, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and is a Junior Library Guild selection, and its sequel, Naomis Too. Olugbemisola is a member of the Brown Bookshelf, and editor of the We Need Diverse Books anthology, The Hero Next Door. She holds an MA in education, and writes frequently on literacy-related topics for Brightly and other outlets. Visit her online at


October 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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North Star Fund
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1800
New York, New York 10018