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Mary Cecilia Jackson Virtual Event for Sparrow

Event date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join us for an evening with Mary Cecilia Jackson in conversation with Cynthia Salaysay discussing her new book Sparrow. In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, Sparrow is a devastating yet hopeful YA debut about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future.
How to join our Livestream
Our livestreams are hosted on Crowdcast! To view and register for the event click here!
About the Author
Mary Cecilia Jackson has worked as a middle school teacher, an adjunct instructor of college freshmen, a technical writer and editor, a speechwriter, a museum docent, and a development officer for central Virginia’s PBS and NPR stations. Her first novel, Sparrow, was an honor recipient of the SCBWI Sue Alexander Award and a young adult finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas manuscript contest. She lives with her architect husband, William, in Western North Carolina and Hawaii.
Mary will be in conversation with Cynthia Salaysay who holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California, Berkeley, and has workshopped her fiction at Tin House. Currently, she works as a Reiki practitioner and an operating-room nurse in Oakland, California. Private Lessons was her first YA novel.
How to Order a Signed/Personalized Bookplate for Sparrow
At checkout under “Order Comments” write if you would like a signed or personalized bookplate and to whom it should be personalized. Personalization requests are due one week after the event.
Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!  


Sparrow: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765398857
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - March 17th, 2020

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Private Lessons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536209600
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 12th, 2020