Grace Lin at {pages} a bookstore

Sunday was an action-packed book day for me. Before heading to the SCIBA event, I dropped by my indie bookstore, {pages} a bookstore, to see Grace Lin. Grace's 2010 Newbery Honor-winning book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, is a 2012-2013 California Young Reader Medal nominee so I was eager to meet her. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get my library's copy of the book signed because my time was short and, not surprisingly, it was a packed crowd.

Grace read from Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same and The Year of the Rat. Here she is reading from Ling and Ting:

Grace Lin reading from Ling and Ting

And then she treated us to a mini lesson on how to draw a dragon. Unfortunately, because I was far away from her and using an older smart phone camera, I wasn't able to zoom in while filming. I edited the footage with some additional footage of me drawing along to her explanation; the video is about 8 minutes long. So, without further ado, here's my first attempt at making an iMovie:

[click on the image above to go directly to the video on TeacherTube]

Grace's completed dragon:

the completed dragon

Keep an eye out for Grace's new book, Starry River of the Sky, which comes out on October 2, 2012.

To read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon:

And in case you're wondering, yes, I bought some books while I was at {pages}. I couldn't help it! (These are for my library.)

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