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Special Readers Unite + Author Visit: A For Effort by Jarad Greene & Get a Copy of the Book For Free!

Wednesday, March 6 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date: Wed. 3/6,  5:00-6:00 PM

Who can sign up? Kids and teens in grades 5-8.

This book is recommended for ages 11-14.

Jarad Greene wrote and drew his first semi-autobiographical graphic novel, A-Okay, and it was a great success! His new graphic novel, A For Effort is out March 5th and this time Jay starts high school.

The first 12 kids and teens to sign up and show up to the program will get a finished copy of A For Effort by Jarad Greene.

Sign up if your kid or teen is interested in attending the event on Wed. 3/6. Kids and teens will get to ask a cartoonist and author their own questions.


How does this work:

The book is scheduled to be published Tues. 3/5/24.

The first 12 kids to sign up will receive a paperback copy of A for Effort and have 5 days to pick up your copy (you must return your book to the library if you are unable to come to the book discussion).

What is this book, A For Effort, about?

The next semi-autobiographical graphic novel from Jarad Greene continues to follow Jay, this time as he faces his freshman year of high school—and a whole new world of friendships, self-discovery, and stress about the future.

The start of Jay’s freshman year is full of new things . . . New friends. New classes. New challenges.

All of which are expected, until his new friend group’s obsession with perfect grades puts the pressure on—especially when his best subject, art, is full. Without it to anchor him, Jay hopes theater class will be the easy A he’s looking for. But when the class begins, Jay finds himself struggling like never before. Turns out balancing Shakespeare with biology and geometry is a lot harder than he thought. Will Jay be able to step into the spotlight and deliver an A+ performance?

A for Effort is a witty and honest story, that explores how it’s not always the outcome but the journey itself that truly matters.



Wednesday, March 6
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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