Sweet Friday Book Club Virtual Author Event: Meet Jonathan Case

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Registration for this event will close on May 10, 2024 @ 3:30pm.

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The Library is excited to welcome award-winning author Jonathan Case (virtually) to discuss his graphic novel Little Monarchs.  Books are available for checkout in the lobby and the teen activity room!

Little Monarchs is a new kind of graphic novel adventure—one that invites readers to take an intimate look at the natural world and the secrets hidden within. Elvie and Flora’s adventures take place in real locations marked panel-by-panel with coordinates and a compass heading. Curious readers can follow their travel routes and see the same landscapes—whether it be a secluded butterfly grove on the California coast or a hot-springs in the high desert. Through both comic narrative and journal entries, readers learn the basics of star navigation, how to tie useful knots, and other survival skills applicable in the natural world.

Creator Jonathan Case acquired the fact-based portion of Little Monarchs through intensive research and several expeditions to study monarchs across the western United States. Scientific support also came from the Xerces Society, the world leaders in monarch preservation.

An American Library Association Notable Children's Book
An ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Top Ten Best Graphic Novels for Children Selection
Named to the Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
An NPR Book We Love
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection 

(Amazon Review, 2024)


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