IN-PERSON: Peter H. Reynolds & Marc Colagiovanni

The remarkable Peter H. Reynolds joins us along with debut author Marc Colagiovanni to celebrate the release of their beautifully illustrated picture book, WHEN THINGS AREN’T GOING RIGHT, GO LEFT. Marc and Peter’s picture book will encourage, affirm, and reassure young readers reaching key milestone moments in their lives. During this event, Marc and Peter will read GO LEFT, answer audience questions and sign books! 

From #1 New York Times bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds and talented debut author Marc Colagiovanni comes an inspirational story about optimism, overcoming adversity, and forging your own path.
"One day for no particular reason, nothing was going right. Absolutely positively, nothing was going right. So, I decided to go left..."

Told through creative language play, and with depth and whimsy, this picture book reminds readers of their own agency and the power they have to direct their own path. Marc Colagiovanni’s lyrical text and Peter H. Reynolds's stunning art create an enduring message of strength and perseverance that is both universal and personal, and one that readers will be drawn to over and over again.

This first of two new picture books created in collaboration with Marc and Peter will inspire, affirm, and reassure readers at key milestone moments in every young reader's life. When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left makes an inspiring graduation gift as well as a must-have, uplifting read sure to bring positivity to all who read it and remind us that even when nothing is going right… we can always choose to go left.

Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including The DotI Am HumanHappy DreamerThe Word CollectorSay Something!Be You!, and Our Table. His books have been translated into over 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create “stories that matter, stories that move.” He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family. Visit him online at

Marc Colagiovanni is a children's book author who is currently a practicing attorney in the state of Rhode Island. While he is honored to be a part of the legal profession and enjoys the practice of law, his true passion is writing. Go Left is his debut children's book. Marc was born, raised, and currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife and three daughters.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left By Marc Colagiovanni, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338831184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - March 7th, 2023

Our Table By Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338572322
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Orchard Books - November 2nd, 2021

Love You by Heart By Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338783636
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Orchard Books - January 4th, 2022