Chat with local author
WILMINGTON- Bartleby’s Books invites the public to join them for a discussion, signing, and reading with local author Ann Braden on Saturday, September 15, at 4 pm.
The author will be reading from her debut novel, “The Benefits of Being an Octopus,” which is aimed at middle grade readers, but will resonate with readers of all ages.
Braden writes books about kids struggling to find their voice amid the realities of life. Braden founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group focused on championing the common ground on the issue of guns in Vermont, which recently helped pass landmark gun violence prevention legislation. She also founded the Local Love Brigade, which now has chapters all over the country sending love postcards to those who are facing hate. Braden is a former middle school teacher, the co-host of the children’s book podcast, “Lifelines: Books that Bridge the Divide,” along with Pakistani American author Saadia Faruqi; and recently one of the co-organizers of #KidsNeedMentors. Braden lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two children, and two insatiable cats named Boomer and Justice.
Bartleby’s Books is located at 17 West Main Street. For more information call (802) 464-5425 or visit www. myvermontbookstore.com.