Teen Reading Ambassadors Present Hailey Alcaraz

woman with long hair smiles to the cameraWorlds of Words Teen Reading Ambassadors invite you to meet Hailey Alcaraz, author of Up In Flames!

From Penguin Random House, “Gorgeous, wealthy, and entitled, Ruby has just one single worry in her life—scheming to get the boy next door to finally realize they’re meant to be together. But when the California wildfires cause her privileged world to go up in flames, Ruby must struggle to find the grit and compassion to help her family and those less fortunate to rise from the ashes.”

The program includes a group discussion with the author and personal interactions.

Girl stands in the dusk wind overlooking a valley on fireHailey Alcaraz began her writing career in the sixth grade as a kid reporter for Time for Kids magazine, and has been addicted to storytelling ever since. Born in California and raised in Arizona, she’s a Southwest girl through and through who loves stories about fellow multicultural girls finding their way in the world. She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, two daughters and precocious German Shepherd. Her new novel, Up In Flames, released in October 2023.

Free parking is available at the surface parking lot north of the intersection of First and Vine. The Second St. Garage next door to the College of Education will cost $15 due to the UArizona basketball game that day. The WOW Center is also located just off of the 2nd St. Modern Streetcar stop.

To request disability-related accommodations that would ensure your full participation in this event, please email wow@arizona.edu or call 520.621.9340.

Reading Ambassador author meetings occur every other month throughout the academic year and are open to the public. This free program for area middle and high school students encourages them to promote reading in their own contexts. Additional information on the Reading Ambassadors is available on our website under the About tab.

Event details may change. More information to follow.