Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host New York Times bestselling author and Charleston local Mary Alice Monroe and her longtime colleague and co-author Angela May for a free in-person drive-thru book signing of their new book for young readers, The Islanders, on Saturday, June 12th from 11 am to 1 pm outside the Wando Mount Pleasant Library (1400 Carolina Park Blvd). This event is part of CCPL’s 2021 Summer Reading program, Tails and Tales.
Reservations are required for this free event. Drive-thru time-slots are available in 15-minute increments from 11 am to 1 pm. Reservations can be made online at citypapertickets.com. Copies of the book are not included with admission; however books can be purchased in advance to be picked up at the event. This is a great opportunity to get an early copy of The Islanders, as the book will not be released to the public until June 15! Monroe and May will also be available, upon request, for socially distanced photos with event attendees. Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles.
The Islanders is the story of friendships forged in the wild and what happens when kids unplug and experience nature’s power to heal and unite. Eleven-year-old Jake is spending the summer with his internet-and-TV-averse grandmother on remote Dewees Island. The South Carolina barrier island is a nature sanctuary, which means no paved roads, cars, stores, or restaurants, but plenty of wildlife and wide-open spaces. Alongside Jake and his new friends Macon and Lovie, readers will fall in love with the Lowcountry landscape as well as the furry, finned, and feathered animals with whom they share it.
For more information about the book and its authors, visit maryalicemonroe.com. For details on the event, or assistance with making reservations, visit ccpl.org or call the Wando Mount Pleasant Library at 843-805-6888.
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