Sharon Dennis Wyeth & Denise Lewis Patrick, American Girl World By Us: Meet the Authors


American Girl introduces a new cast of contemporary characters —Makena Williams, Evette Peeters, and Maritza Ochoa™—whose stories reflect several important social issues, including racial equality, environmentalism, and immigration, and the value of working together to create a better world. As told in a unique series of overlapping stories, the three young friends become passionate peers in speaking up for the causes they care about. Shared scenes told from multiple perspectives showcase each girl’s point of view and emphasize the importance of friendship, respect, fairness, and inclusion.

Here is a video introducing you to the authors, the wonderful girls they developed
and the stories behind their writing.


Denise Lewis Patrick author of Makena: See Me, Hear Me, Know Me.  Makena loves art and her close-knit family, with ties tracing back to Kenya, but her real passion is fashion, which she uses to express her views. After experiencing a racist incident in her own front yard, Makena uses her style to speak up about injustice.

Sharon Dennis Wyeth author of Evette: The River and Me. Evette loves vintage clothes, upcycling, and protecting nature, including the Anacostia River near her home. When she discovers racism in her own biracial family, she works hard to heal her world—family, friends, river, and all.

Angela Cervantes, author of Maritza: Lead with Your Heart will be with us in spirit!  Maritza loves celebrating all the things that make her Latina heritage so wonderful and soccer, the sport that taught Maritza to be a good team player and leader. But when she learns that her friend Violeta’s uncle—a man who is undocumented but working toward citizenship—has been detained by immigration, she knows it’s time to take charge.

 
Event date: 
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
54 Fairfield Street
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
Evette: The River and Me Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9781683371854
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Published: American Girl Publishing Inc - October 1st, 2021

Makena: See Me, Hear Me, Know Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683371847
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Published: American Girl Publishing Inc - October 1st, 2021

Maritza: Lead with Your Heart Cover Image
By Angela Cervantes, Carolina Garcia (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781683371861
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Published: American Girl Publishing Inc - October 1st, 2021