Book Launch Party: Nancy Tandon presents The Way I Say It
Celebrate the debut of The Way I Say It with author Nancy Tandon! Join Nancy at the Glastonbury Community Center on Saturday, January 22 from 3-5pm. A book talk will take place at 3:15pm, with snacks, activities and book signing to follow.
Books are available for preorder at River Bend Bookshop, via Eventbrite, and will be available at the event. Please specify personalization requests in the order comments.
ABOUT THE THE AUTHOR
Nancy Tandon grew up in Michigan and is a former substitute teacher, speech-language pathologist, and adjunct professor of communication disorders. She now lives in New England with her family and writes stories for young readers.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sixth-grader Rory’s story of his impossible-to-hide speech impediment and middle-school drama is perfect for fans of Sharon Draper’s Out of My Mind.
Rory still can’t say his r’s, but that’s just the beginning of his troubles. First Rory’s ex-best-friend Brent started hanging out with the mean lacrosse kids. But then, a terrible accident takes Brent out of school, and Rory struggles with how to feel.
Rory and his new speech teacher put their heads together on Rory’s r’s (not to mention a serious love of hard rock and boxing legend Muhammad Ali), but nobody seems to be able to solve the problem of Rory’s complicated feelings about Brent. Brent’s accident left him with brain-damage and he’s struggling. Should Rory stand up for his old friend at school–even after Brent failed to do the same for him?
Published by Charlesbridge, The Way I Say It releases on January 18, 2022. It has been selected as an Indies Introduce title, and Indie Next List selection for Winter 2022, and is A Junior Library Guild Selection.