Thank you, thank you to all the folks who put together Wordstock this year! Thank you to the the visiting authors, and to all the new and old friends of Green Bean who visited our booth! We loved spending time in the children's area--the scavenger hunt was a big hit!
We were so happy to see friends from bookstores like Broadway Books and Powell's, organizations like the IPRC, and publishers like Tin House at the fest as well. It is awesome to live in a place that gathers so energetically on behalf of the literary arts!
Meeting Jon Klassen was a total highlight for us, and his new book This is Not My Hat--a sequel to I Want my Hat Back--will remain a fall-favorite post fest! His illustrations are the coolest on the kid's book block these days. See also: Extra Yarn and House Held Up By Trees.
Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renée Watson and irresistibly illustrated with collages by Christian Robinson was one of the very cutest books at the whole festival! Come check it out this marvelous story about Florence Mills--a marvelous singer and dancer overcoming adversity during the Harlem Renaissance!
A special thanks to the wonderful Christopher Healy who visited Green Bean Books for a special event, in addition to gracing Wordstock with his presence. Everybody at Green Bean Adores The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom--a middle-grade fractured fairy tale on the truth about princes!