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Rakestraw Books Librarian Luncheon

As the 2021-2022 academic school year comes to a close, Rakestraw Books would like to show our appreciation to all the local school librarians and our successfull year of author events. Please join us for a luncheon at Thai House on Friday, 20 May at 12 PM. Please RSVP on Evite no later then Friday, 13 May. Joining us at the luncheon will be author Wendelin Van Draanen, author of Flipped and The Running Dream. She will be presenting her newest young adult novel, The Peach Rebellion.

About The Peach Rebellion:

Ginny Rose and Peggy were best friends at seven, picking peaches on hot summer days. Peggy’s family owned the farm, and Ginny Rose’s were pickers, escaping the Oklahoma dust storms. That didn’t matter to them then, but now, ten years, hard miles, and a world war later, Ginny Rose’s family is back in town and their differences feel somehow starker. Especially since Peggy’s new best friend, Lisette, is a wealthy banker’s daughter.
Still, there's no denying what all three girls have in common: Families with great fissures that are about to break wide open. And a determination to not just accept things as they are anymore.
This summer they will each make a stand. It’s a season of secrets revealed. Of daring plans to heal old wounds. Of hearts won and hearts broken. A summer when everything changes because you’re seventeen, and it’s time to be bold. And because it’s easier to be brave with a true friend by your side.

Order your SIGNED copy of The Peach Rebellion below. (We will apply the 20% off educator discount after checkout.)

Event date: 

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Event address: 

Thai House
254 Rose Street
Danville, CA 94526
The Peach Rebellion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593378564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2022

The Running Dream Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375866289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - January 10th, 2012

Flipped Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375825446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - May 13th, 2003

Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984894694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - September 28th, 2021