BAMBOO PEOPLE Book Launch Party!

A thousand thanks to Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Ma and to my publisher Charlesbridge for hosting my Bamboo People book launch party. I always get nervous, so I greatly appreciated everybody who came and sent notes of encouragement from near and far. I've posted a few videos below, and here are some recaps from others who attended:

Arrived to find this gorgeous bamboo plant sent from Portland, Maine by Curious City's Kirsten Cappy, Jamie Hogan (who illustrated my book Rickshaw Girl), Annie Sibley O' Brien (After Gandhi), and King middle school librarian Kelley McDaniel. Thank you so much, ladies, for your love and support!
I loved watching people mingle and meet.
My buddy Deb Sloan is one of the best book cheerleaders on the planet.
Authors who write for adults don't get love like this.
Porter Square bookseller Nathan exuded hospitality. Thank you! I'm holding the bamboo bookmark giveaways I picked up a couple of weeks ago at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

Introducing the book

Reading an excerpt of BAMBOO PEOPLE

Even More ... Yikes!