On Friday, May 9, J.A. White, a Glen Ridge Public School 3rd grade teacher, will begin his author tour for The Thickety: A Path Begins at Ridgewood Avenue School (RAS) in Glen Ridge where he has taught for over 20 years and at Watchung Booksellers later that day.
The Thickety: A Path Begins is the thrilling start of a new middle-grade fantasy series about a girl, a mysterious forest, and a book of untold magical powers. Full of action, set in an intriguing and dangerous world, and illustrated with gorgeous and haunting line art, The Thickety: A Path Begins is a truly stunning book.
White will take the stage for the first time at the school as a published author to read from his book. The 500+ students, faculty member and parents at Ridgewood Avenue School will have the opportunity for a Q & A, book signing and to be a part of Glen Ridge history. The school will present a complimentary copy of White’s book to each family and t-shirts and buttons will be distributed.
Michael Donovan, principal of RAS, says, “The children who have traveled the ‘path’ in Mr. White’s classroom will not be surprised by the success of his first novel. The passion and intensity he brings into the classroom are present on every page of The Thickety He has been inspiring students for over a decade and I am beyond excited his inspiration will now have a far greater reach. The students, staff and I at the Ridgewood Avenue School are proud to introduce J.A. White to the rest of the world.”
White will then head over to Watchung Booksellers in Montclair at 4 pm for a public book reading and signing:
Meet the Author: J.A. White The Thickety: A Path Begins
Who: Tweens and older
What: A reading and book signing with J.A. White, the author of The Thickety: A Path Begins, the thrilling start of a new middle-grade fantasy series about a girl, a mysterious forest, and a book of untold magical powers.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042