What Winning Really MeansSaturday June 13 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Middle Grade
Get fired up for this inspiring and rabble-rousing conversation, perfect for kids who love rooting for the underdog and discovering the power of teamwork, inner strength, and what’s really important in life. San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler is the author of Bouncing Back (“a sports story that’s as heartwarming as it is action-packed” – Kirkus), which introduces us to Carlos, the star player in his old basketball league, who, after a shocking incident changes his life, discovers a new definition of “winning” as a member of a wheelchair basketball team. Author Mae Respicio‘s Any Day with You explores the real meaning of “winning” as well, taking us on aspiring California filmmaker Kaia’s quest to win a filmmaking contest as a way of convincing her great-grandfather not to move back to the Philippines. Said Booklist, “this book will leave readers with smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes.” This conversation, moderated by local book-lover and middle-grade student Quinn Boyd-Roberts, will get you inspired, moved, and ready to take on the world.
Scott Ostler – Bouncing Back
Mae Respicio – Any Day With You