Author appearances, signatures and virtual events


Early Kate

Writer / film historian Gary Olsen will speak about “Katharine Hepburn: The Early Years”, Wednesday, 7pm to 8.30pm, the St. Simons Island Literary Guild. Meet the author at the Casino, 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, Ga. Free for members, $ 10 for guests. Reservation needed. Masks compulsory.

Inspirational girls

Author Sarah Moukhliss will speak on “Women Trailblazers: An Inspiration and Guided Journey for Girls to Connect with Courageous Women in order to find their own groundbreaking qualities”, Saturday from 10am to 12pm, The Book Loft, 214 Center St. , Fernandina Beach.

Spiritual study

Author Anthony Nayagan signs his faith-based book, “Supreme Realization: A Journey Into The Depths of Conscious Energy,” Saturday, 10 am, San Marco Books and More, 1971 San Marco Blvd.

Virtual events

Actress Cicely Tyson will present her new memoir “Just As I Am” on Monday at 7:00 pm in an event with Barnes & Noble tickets (see

The author Julia Claiborne Johnson will discuss her novel “Better Luck Next Time” on Tuesday at 7 pm on Barnes & Noble Facebook.

Young adult novelist Caroline George will speak about Dearest Josephine, Wednesday 6pm, The Book Loft Facebook.

Author Chang-rae Lee speaks about “My Year Abroad” Wednesday 7pm on Barnes & Noble Facebook.

The author Alexandra Bracken speaks about “Liebe”, Thursday, 7 pm, Barnes & Noble Instagram.

Storytime with Mrs. Dearsha, Saturday 10:30 am and 11:30 am, story and song Facebook Live.

Children’s Story Time, Saturday 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Facebook.


“If You Catch a Tiger,” a Korean folklore story by Tae Keller, won the 2021 Newbery Award, the highest distinction in children’s literature, from the American Library Association’s youth media awards. Newbery honor books included: “All 13: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Football Team” and “A Wish in the Dark,” both written by Christina Soontornvat; “Box: Henry Brown Sends Himself to Freedom” by Carole Boston Weatherford; “Fighting Words” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; and “We Dream of Space” by Erin Entrada Kelly.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Book went to We Are Water Protectors, a book with an ecological message, illustrated by Michaela Goade and written by Carole Lindstrom. Jacqueline Woodson’s “Before the Ever After” won the Coretta Scott King Award for Outstanding Work by an African American. “RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul” won the Coretta Scott King Award for the illustrator Frank Morrison. “Anything sad is wrong (a true story)” by Daniel Nayeri won the Printz Award for Young Adults. A full list of winners can be found at

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