Ami Polonsky: Spin With Me

We are celebrating with acclaimed middle grade author (and middle school English teacher!) Ami Polonsky on the release date of her new novel Spin with Me! Ami will introduce the book, and then be interviewed by some of her students! This free program is recommended for ages 9 and up. Register HERE to attend!

(Note our slightly later start time, so Ami's West Coast friends and relatives can join us!)

About the Book: From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love.

In this elegant dual narrative, Essie is a thirteen-year-old girl feeling glum about starting a new school after her professor dad takes a temporary teaching position in a different town. She has 110 days here and can't wait for them to end. Then she meets Ollie, who is nonbinary. Ollie has beautiful blue eyes and a confident smile. Soon, Essie isn't counting down the days until she can leave so much as she's dreading when her time with Ollie will come to an end.

Meanwhile, Ollie is experiencing a crush of their own . . . on Essie. As Ollie struggles to balance their passion for queer advocacy with their other interests, they slowly find themselves falling for a girl whose stay is about to come to an end. Can the two unwind their merry-go-round of feelings before it's too late?

"Polonsky (Gracefully Grayson, 2014) has written a hopeful and insightful text for young readers to explore gender and sexual identity through an enticing story of friendship, family, and first love." -- Booklist

About the Author: Ami Polonsky is the author of the critically-acclaimed Gracefully Grayson and Threads--both Book Stall bestsellers! She is a middle school English teacher and a parent of two kids, one of whom exists happily beneath the trans umbrella.

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Online Crowdcast event!
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ISBN: 9780374313500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 16th, 2021

From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love, Ami Polonsky's Spin with Me.