We are always happy to host authors here at Cavalier House Books, but we were truly excited to host an author as fun, kind, and driven to a mission for kids’ literacy as Jo Watson Hackl! Before coming to our shop Jo partnered with Park Elementary in Baton Rouge and challenged her friends and family to donate copies of her book to the school. So far, they have donated over 80 copies!
Hot summer days, whether inside or on the beach, are the perfect opportunity to dig into some fresh reads. Lucky for you, southern independent booksellers have arranged and announced their Summer Okra Picks! The Okra Picks collect the best forthcoming fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books of the season. While each read carries its own flavor and perspective there are some things all these books share: they are Southern in nature, release sometime between July and September, and come highly recommended among Southern indie booksellers!
Join us as Jo Watson Hackl discusses her Southern Book Prize winning middle grade novel Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. Jo will be on hand to sign books and answers all of your questions!
About the book:
How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?
All her life, Cricket's mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by a mysterious artist. Now Mama's run off, and Cricket thinks the room might be the answer to getting her to come back. If it exists. And if she can find it.