Author events: Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses 'Proud' in Naperville

  • Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses "Proud" on Thursday, July 26, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

    Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses "Proud" on Thursday, July 26, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. Courtesy of Heidi Gutman Guillaume

  • "Proud" by Ibtihaj Muhammad

    "Proud" by Ibtihaj Muhammad

 
Posted7/21/2018 7:31 AM

Linsey Davis: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. Good Morning America news correspondent Linsey Davis shares and signs her new picture book, "The World is Awake." Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Writing For Young Adults: An All-Star Panel Discussion: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880, thebookstall.com/. Five YA authors -- Amelia Brunskill ("The Window"), Michelle Falkoff ("Questions I Want to Ask You"), Jessie Ann Foley ("Neighborhood Girls"), Caleb Roehrig ("White Rabbit") and Stephanie Kate Strohm ("Prince in Disguise") -- will discuss agents, cover letters, submissions, inspiration and publication during the free event. Refreshments will be served. The authors will sign copies of their works. The event is recommended for ages 14 and older.

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Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson: 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. New York Times best-selling authors Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne will talk about and sign their fantasy book "Kill the Farm Boy." Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Kate Narita: 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 582-6353, andersonsbookshop.com/. Kate Narita reads from and signs her new picture book, "100 Bugs!" Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's. Narita will host a storytime for ages 3 and older at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880, thebookstall.com/.

Charlie Donlea: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Aspen Drive Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (847) 362-2330 or webres.cooklib.org. Acclaimed thriller author Charlie Donlea will talk about his third novel, "Don't Believe It." Books will be available for purchase from the Book Bin. Registration is required.

Gene Ha: 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles, (630) 584-0076, scpld.org/. Award-winning comic book author and artist Gene Ha presents "How to Draw Anything." Individual drawing supplies are recommended for this hands-on drawing activity. Stick around after for sketches and a signing from Ha. Attendees should be between sixth and 12th grade. Registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Natalie Rompella: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 582-6353, andersonsbookshop.com/. Natalie Rompella talks about her new science- and nature-themed picture book, "The World Never Sleeps," and signs books. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Ibtihaj Muhammad: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. Ibtihaj Muhammad faced opposition at every level as a Muslim African-American female elite fencer. She became the first woman in hijab to compete for the U.S. Olympic Team, and she earned a bronze team saber medal. She'll discuss and sign her book, "Proud," which is told in two formats: an adult and a young reader's edition. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Josh Noel: 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880, thebookstall.com/. Josh Noel, the author of "Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business," will talk about his new book. Evanston-based Sketchbook Brewing will be on hand to offer a free beer tasting for those 21 and older. Free.

-- Caroline Linden

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