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Front Porch Party in Honor of Breanna McDaniel's Impossible Moon

Event date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

We're celebrating Georgia author Breanna McDaniel's beautiful new children's book, Impossible Moon, on the front porch of Charis Books and More. Join us for refreshments under the tent in the front yard beginning at 3 pm and a storytime reading by Breanna McDaniel on the front porch at 3:30 pm. Stay for a meet and greet, photos, and book signing. Charis requires masks indoors.

About Impossible Moon: A young girl undertakes an impossible trip to the moon, makes friends with the stars, and brings back something priceless in this gentle and lyrically told picture book about family, history, and memory.

Grana used to tell the best stories, and Mabel used to long to soar through the heavens. Nowadays, Grana mostly lies in bed and Mabel stays close to home. But one day, Grana asks, “If we can touch the moon, then what is impossible?”

So Mabel decides to do just that, embarking on a journey through the stars where The Seven Sistahs, The Big Dipper, and other constellations help her on her quest and teach her about African mythology and African American history. With the support of her new companions, Mabel reaches for her biggest dream yet: to make her sick grandma well again.

About the author: Breanna J. McDaniel is the author of Hands Up! and Impossible Moon and a children’s literature scholar. She holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Cambridge University, where her research focuses on representations of black children in contemporary picture books.

Event address: 
Charis Books and More
184 S. Candler Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Impossible Moon Cover Image
By Breanna J. McDaniel, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534478978
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - June 14th, 2022

A young girl undertakes an impossible trip to the moon, makes friends with the stars, and brings back something priceless in this gentle and lyrically told picture book about family, history, and memory.

Grana used to tell the best stories, and Mabel used to long to soar through the heavens. Nowadays, Grana mostly lies in bed and Mabel stays close to home.


Hands Up! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593326640
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - December 15th, 2020

This triumphant picture book celebrates Black joy by reclaiming a charged phrase and showing readers how resistance can be part of their everyday lives.


Event Summary: 
Join us for refreshments under the tent in the front yard beginning at 3 pm and a storytime reading by Breanna McDaniel on the front porch at 3:30 pm. Stay for a meet and greet, photos, and book signing.