Secrets, Lies & Adventure with Danielle Joseph and Christina Diaz Gonzalez | In-store Event

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm


We are excited to welcome authors Danielle Joseph (SYDNEY A. FRANKEL’S SUMMER MIX-UP) and Christina Diaz Gonzalez (CONCEALED) to the store in November to celebrate both of their new middle grade novels! And, local favorite, Wendy Shang, will join them in conversation (filling in for Madelyn Rosenberg on this one)!

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Capacity is limited to 25 people, so please register to be sure you get in. Proof of COVID vaccination will be recquired at the door for anyone 12 years and older. Masks will be required for all attendees. (See the Eventbrite registration page for more about our COVID precautions.) A link to a live stream of the event will be posted here and on our Facebook page and YouTube channel for anyone who can not attend in person.


"A twisty thrill-ride that will leave you on the edge of your seat!" — Ally Carter, New York Times bestselling author of The Gallagher Girls series

What if you had no name, no past, and no home?

Ivette. Joanna. And now: Katrina

Whatever her name is, it won’t last long. Katrina doesn’t know any of the details about her past, but she does know that she and her parents are part of the Witness Protection Program. Whenever her parents say they have to move on and start over, she takes on a new identity. A new name, a new hair color, a new story.

Until their location leaks and her parents disappear. Forced to embark on a dangerous rescue mission, Katrina and her new friend Parker set out to save her parents—and find out the truth about her secret past and the people that want her family dead.

But every new discovery reveals that Katrina's entire life has been built around secrets covered up with lies and that her parents were actually the ones keeping the biggest secret of all. Katrina must now decide if learning the whole truth is worth the price of losing everything she has ever believed about herself and her family.


Sydney Frankel, soon to be a sixth-grader, is looking forward to a summer of fun with her best friend, Maggie. She figures she deserves some time to herself to do what she wants before her mom delivers Sydney's new sibling in just four months. Too bad Sydney's mom has other plans for her.

Sydney's forced to take a summer course at the South Miami Community Center. She's allowed to take any class, except for what she really wants--a reading course. But when Maggie comes up with a switcheroo plan so that they can both take the classes they like, unexpected complications arise.

Christina Diaz Gonzalez is the award-winning author of Moving Target, The Red Umbrella and A Thunderous Whisper. Her books have received numerous honors and recognitions including the Florida Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award. They have also been named the American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and the International Reading Association's Teachers' Choice.

Danielle Joseph is the author of the young adult novels Shrinking Violet, Indigo Blues and Pure Red. When she's not writing, you can find Danielle relaxing with her family, traveling, or chasing after her dog, Ringo. Danielle was born in Cape Town, South Africa and currently lives in Maryland with her husband, who is from Haiti, and their three kids.

Wendy Wan-Long Shang is the author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, which was awarded the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature; The Way Home Looks Now, an Amelia Bloomer Project List selection and a CCBC Choices List selection; Sydney Taylor Honor Book This Is Just a Test, which she cowrote with Madelyn Rosenberg; and Not Your All-American Girl, a Tablet Magazine Best Children's Book, also cowritten with Madelyn Rosenberg. She lives with her family in the suburbs of Washington, DC.


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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545162166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 2013