Ciera Burch - Finch House - in conversation with Kwame Alexander - at Conn Ave

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 7:00pm

When eleven-year-old Micah visits Finch House, she knows it’s officially off limits. Yet the formerly decrepit house is all fixed up and there’s a boy named Theo in the front yard. She knows that she is not meant to be there, but when her grandfather disappears Micah’s instincts lead her back. But once Theo invites her inside, Micah realizes she can’t leave. And that, with its strange whispers and deep-dark shadows, Finch House isn’t just a house…it’s alive.  

About the Author:

Ciera Burch is a lifelong writer and ice cream aficionado. She has a BA from American University and an MFA from Emerson College. Her fiction has appeared in American Literary Magazine, Underground, the art and literary journal of Georgia State University, Stork, and Blackbird. Her work was also chosen as the 2019 One City, One Story read for the Boston Book Festival. She currently resides in Washington, D.C with her stuffed animals, plants, and far too many books. 

About the Moderator:

Kwame Alexander is the author of 36 books including The Undefeated, a Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book, and The Crossover, a Newbery Medal middle grade novel. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. 

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Finch House By Ciera Burch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665930543
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 5th, 2023

The Crossover: A Newbery Award Winner (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019