A small-town kid battles a big-name radio host over books that mysteriously disappear from local library shelves in Kimberly Behra Kenna’s Jett Jamison and the Secret Storm. A kid with strange powers discovers that both loneliness and friendship are real in Laurel Snyder’s The Witch of Woodland. And two girls who look alike but can’t be more different dare to swap places, and find themselves in double the trouble in Anna E. Jordan’s Shira & Esther’s Double Dream Debut.

Get inspired by these middle grade authors and their stories!

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  • This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
  • Events run one hour. Book sales and signings take place immediately after each event, and may run a half-hour or more.
  • For Covid protocol, please see our Festival Info page. For accessibility needs, contact Ray Nedzel by March 1.
  • All Festival authors and speakers represent themselves, and do not speak on behalf of Virginia Humanities or the University of Virginia.

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