Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Meg Medina for OPERATION SISTERHOOD

Loyalty is thrilled to celebrate the release of Operation Sisterhood with Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Meg Medina, with educator Julia Torres moderating! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order a copy of the book below to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Fans of the Netflix reboot of The Babysitters Club will delight as four new sisters band together in the heart of New York City. Discover this jubilant novel about the difficulties of change, the loyalty of sisters, and the love of family from a prolific award-winning author.

Bo and her mom always had their own rhythm. But ever since they moved to Harlem, Bo’s world has fallen out of sync. She and Mum are now living with Mum’s boyfriend Bill, his daughter Sunday, the twins, Lili and Lee, the twins' parents…along with a dog, two cats, a bearded dragon, a turtle, and chickens. All in one brownstone! With so many people squished together, Bo isn’t so sure there is room for her. 
 
Set against the bursting energy of a New York City summer, award-winning author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich delivers a joyful novel about a new family that hits all the right notes!
 
“This ode to Black girlhood and the communities that serve them offers humor, tenderness, and charm.” –Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author

“A beautiful, rich, and deeply comforting story about family and the powerful choice to live with joy, Operation Sisterhood is a book to savor.” –Rebecca Stead, New York Times bestselling author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of several children’s books, including Operation Sisterhood, 8th Grade Superzero, Two Naomis, co-authored with Audrey Vernick, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and it sequel, Naomis Too, It Doesn't Take A Genius, Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow, Saving Earth: The Climate Crisis and The Fight for Our Future, as well as the picture books Someday Is Now, and Mae Makes A Way. She is a member of the Brown Bookshelf, and editor of the We Need Diverse Books anthology The Hero Next Door.  Olugbemisola lives with her family in New York City where she writes, makes things, and needs to get more sleep. Find her on IG: @olugbemisolarhudayperkovich. Web site: olugbemisolabooks.com

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

Meg Medina is an award-winning and New York Times best-selling author who writes picture books, as well as middle-grade and young adult fiction. Her titles include Merci Suárez Changes Gears, a Newbery Medal winner; Burn Baby Burn, longlisted for the National Book Award, shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award. When she’s not writing, Meg works on community projects that support girls, Latino youth, and/or literacy. She serves on the National Board of Advisors for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is a faculty member of Hamline University’s Masters of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Julia E. Torres is a Language Arts teacher at a public high school in Denver, Colorado. She finds humor in every day moments with her family, friends, and students she teaches.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 6:00pm
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