ONLINE: Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham, Gene Yang, Jen Wang & Jerry Craft

In this unforgettable virtual event, Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale, beloved illustrator LeUyen Pham, award-winning author Gene Yang, cartoonist and author Jen Wang, and Newbery Medal-winner Jerry Craft take our virtual stage to celebrate the box set release of Shannon and LeUyen's FRIENDS. Get all of your favorite friends in one boxed set featuring these bestselling graphic memoirs: REAL FRIENDS, BEST FRIENDS, and FRIENDS FOREVER! During this event, Shannon and LeUyen will discuss their graphic novel series and friendship with Gene, Jen, and Jerry. To top it all off, LeUyen will live draw each author while they're on screen! Graphic novel fans, middle grade readers, parents, and educators will love this event! Save your spot in the free event below. 

Shannon Hale has kindly signed bookplates for everyone who purchases FRIENDS FOREVER from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last. 

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ABOUT THE BOOKS:
Get all of your favorite friends in one boxed set featuring these bestselling and beloved graphic memoirs: Real FriendsBest Friends, and Friends Forever!

From award-winning creators Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes a series about friendship, family, and finding your own path, inspired by Shannon's real life. This box set includes:

Real Friends
When best friends are not forever...
When Shannon makes her first ever friend, she thinks she's found her bestie for life. But when her friend joins up with another circle of friends called The Group, Shannon feels left out. Will they stay friends? And is Shannon in The Group? Or out?

Best Friends
Follow your heart. Find your people.
Now that Shannon's best friends with the most popular girl in school, sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. But suddenly, everyone has to watch the same shows, love the same songs, and like the same people. Is Shannon being true to herself?

Friends Forever
Eighth grade. It's complicated.
Now a wise eighth grader, Shannon thinks she's got it figured out—her true friends, her favorite hobbies, and the key to happiness. But no matter what she does, Shannon never feels okay. Can she ever be truly happy—just as she is?

ABOUT THE 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 (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.

LEUYEN PHAM worked in animation before turning to children’s books. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn't There, and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Books: 
Friends: The Series Boxed Set: Real Friends, Best Friends, Friends Forever Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$38.97
ISBN: 9781250836724
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - November 30th, 2021

Real Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626727854
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

Best Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250317469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

Friends Forever Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250317568
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - August 31st, 2021

American Born Chinese Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250811899
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 23rd, 2021

The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

In Real Life Cover Image
By Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250144287
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Square Fish - February 13th, 2018

Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020