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Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Join us to meet Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham who have joined forces in Real Friends, a graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends―and why it's worth the journey.

“Real Friends made me laugh, broke my heart, and gave me hope. This book is SO GOOD. SO MANY FEELS.” —Gene Luen Yang, New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award Finalist author of American Born Chinese

Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, multiple award-winning Book of a Thousand Days, Dangerous, the award-winning Books of Bayern series, and the first four Ever After High books. Her novel for adults, Austenland, was made into a movie starring Keri Russell. She co-wrote the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, the The Princess in Black series and  The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Meets World with her husband, Dean Hale.

LeUyen Pham is the prolific and bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Freckleface Strawberry series by Julianne Moore, Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, God’s Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Princess in Black series. Pham has also written and illustrated her own works, including  All the Things I Love About You, Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn’t There