Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 3:00pm

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Lauren Tarshis will be in conversation with Houston author Crystal Allen.

California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and -- despite the destruction -- find hope in the ashes.

The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires. But nothing could have prepared them for the devastating 2018 fire season, the deadliest in 100 years and the most destructive in history.

In the 20th I Survived book, readers join eleven-year-old Josh as he leaves his New Jersey home for the rural northern California town where his cousins live. Still reeling from the life-changing challenges that propelled him and his mother across the country, Josh struggles to adapt to a more rustic, down-to-earth lifestyle that couldn't be more different from the one he is used to.

Josh and his cousin bond over tacos and reptiles and jokes, but on a trip into the nearby forest, they suddenly find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm, a super-heated monster that will soon lay waste to millions of acres of wilderness and -- possibly -- their town. Josh needs to confront the family issues burning him up inside, but first he'll have to survive the flames blazing all around him.

Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at

I Survived The California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338317442
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

Every purchase of I SURVIVED: THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES, 2018 will come with a signed bookplate, as well as a copy of the graphic novel, I SURVIVED: THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC, 1912, while supplies last!

Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545782241
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 30th, 2014

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062839404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game Cover Image
By Crystal Allen, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062342379
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 2nd, 2018