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June 2, 2019, 1pm
Searching for Lottie, Author Reading & Signing
79 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA
Searching for Lottie on NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY “New and Noteworthy Middle Grade Fiction List” https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/05/08/new-noteworthy-middle-grade-fiction
May 11, 2019, 3pm
Panel Discussion & Signing with Padma Venkatraman, Jennifer Jacobson and Rebecca Reynolds
South Portland, Maine
May 4, 2019, 3pm
WESTPORT LIBRARY EVENT: SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE
Book Talk & Signing
Westport Women’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave
May 2, 2019
Searching for Lottie Brings Children on a Journey of Hope
Jewish Journal, May 2, 2019: https://jewishjournal.org/2019/05/02/searching-for-lottie-brings-children-on-a-journey-of-hope/
School Library Connection Review: “[T]weens will identify with the daily challenges Charlie faces… background for an unpredictable, page turning mystery…. [T]his title would be an excellent read aloud for instruction on the Holocaust or for recognizing Remembrance Day”
Q & A on Books With Deborah Kalb Blog (focusing on the history behind Searching for Lottie): https://deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com/2019/04/q-with-susan-l-ross.html
April 1st, 2019
BEDFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL, Westport CT
WestportREADS Author Visit
Good Reads With Ronna Blog: “When is a Holocaust book not a Holocaust book? When it’s Searching for Lottie, a contemporary fiction, historical and mystery novel that beautifully and sensitively conveys the connectivity the past has with the present. Author Susan Ross’s multi-layered story, which won the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award and is a PJ Our Way selection, also emphasizes the importance of individual identity, the supportive role of family and friends, and the power of music. [I]t powerfully demonstrates how one determined young girl can make difference.”
Author Interview re Searching for Lottie: Gabi Coatsworth Blog:
February 26, 2019
SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE BOOK BIRTHDAY!!!!
February 25, 2019
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NAMES SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE TO HOT NEW KIDS & YA BOOKS FOR THE WEEK
February 22, 2019
Author Interview/Searching for Lottie Review in BRIDGET and the BOOKS Blog: “It was so good I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to solve the mystery and learn more. This is one of my top books of 2019!” https://t.co/JLMhaRZPAJ
February 12, 2019
PAPERBACK EDITION OF KIKI AND JACQUES: A REFUGEE STORY ARRIVES ON THE SHELVES!
February 1, 2019
WORLD READ ALOUD DAY
Skype author visits, talking about Kiki and Jacques, Refugees, Friendship & School with classes in Texas, Tennessee, Maine, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, and Canada!
ALA BOOKLIST REVIEW/Searching for Lottie: “Charlie’s research leads to a deeper understanding of her family’s history… it’s the discovery of her family’s past that grounds Charlie’s story and drives it toward a satisfying conclusion.”
January 25, 2019
UNLEASHING READERS BLOG: “Searching for Lottie… is contemporary but also includes a historical narrative… This makes it a great choice for students who may not like historical fiction but are interested in history. I am also a fan of Susan Ross’s writing because she does a fabulous job taking a tough subject and writing a middle grade novel that gives us an introduction to the topic without being too mature but also while not sugar coating it… And it really helps that the stories are interesting and many kids will connect with the conflicts and events…”
AUTHOR INTERVIEW in THE WHOLE MEGILLAH BLOG:
"In Searching for Lottie I hoped to take a new, contemporary approach to a difficult but essential topic for kids to learn about and absorb. The ability of kids today to access and preserve family history is one of the key themes…” https://thewholemegillah.wordpress.com/tag/susan-l-ross/
#BOOKPOSSE Review/ Searching for Lottie @MrsHornick says: “Love, Love, Love this book! …The mystery, the history, wow Searching for Lottie by @SusanRossAuthor has it all. This book is a great intro to WWII and the Holocaust for students and I know will spark so much interest amongst my 6th grade Ss.”
January 26, 2019
KIKI AND JACQUES is WestportREADS town-wide Children’s Companion Book!
Author Reading & Discussion of Kiki and Jacques: A Refugee Story, WestportREADS
October 14, 2018
Moderator, "What's Your Lane" Writers' Panel
Saugatuck Storyfest Literary Festival
December 16, 2016
Panelist -- "So you Want to Be a Children's Author?"
Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
October 16, 2016
Presentation at Brattleboro Literary Festival
May 14, 2016
Panelist -- School Librarians of Rhode Island Conference
University of Rhode Island
April 30, 2016
Panelist -- Massachusetts School Librarians Association
April 7, 2016
Panelist -- Reading Round Up, Maine State and School Librarians Conference
December 18, 2015
Interview with Susan on HuffPost Live
November 25, 2015
Panelist, "Realistic Faces of Fiction"
October 24, 2015
Kiki and Jacques Launch Party!
Barnes & Noble
1076 Post Road East