What's a Mock Newbery Tour?
I'm not even entirely sure and I'm on one! But that's the official name. Schools and libraries all over the country have "mock" Newbery contests and I'm honored that The Night Diary has made an appearance on some of these lists. So...for the next several weeks I'll be visiting a few of these spots! I really love connecting with readers. When a student comes up to me on a visit and tells me that The Night Diary made them think, ask questions they haven't asked before, learn something new, or one of my favorite reactions--that it provided a way for them to connect to their own South Asian background or family history--that's the best reward I could get for writing this book.
Below is the tour schedule. Some of the library visits might be open to the public. Please check with the library if you'd like and maybe I'll see you on the road!