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Reading Ambassadors Present Adam Rex

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

a man with short hair wearing glassesWorlds of Words combined Reading Ambassadors invite you to meet Adam Rex, author of A Little Like Waking!

Zelda is stuck in a dream. A very strange dream, where people can fly, bears sneeze money and her childhood cat is somehow alive – despite being run over years ago. Things get stranger when Zelda meets Langston, a sweet if overly timid guy who feels more real to her than anyone she’s ever met. As Zelda and Langston explore the far reaches of the dreamscape together, they find themselves growing closer and closer. But what they uncover along the way pushes them towards a truth neither of them wants to face.

Close up of a teen male who reads African American sleeping at the top of the cover in opposite placement to a teen girl who reads white and is awake at the bottomFull of mind-bending artwork, Adam Rex’s A Little Like Waking is a tender, insightful read that defies time, space and expectation that’s perfect for fans of Every Day and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

★ “A charming, funny, highly imaginative story that invites long thoughts about the nature of reality and the enduring importance of romance.” — Booklist, starred review

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

Adam Rex is the award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator of more than forty books for kids. These include Frankenstein Makes a SandwichOn Account of the Gum, Are You Scared Darth Vadar and The True Meaning of Smekday (made into the animated movie Home). He is the author of Oh No, The Aunts Are Here and Pluto Gets the Call, and the illustrator of Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman.

Attendees are welcome to stay after the event for the Reading Ambassadors’ end-of-year celebration and certificate ceremony.

Free parking is available in the Second St. Garage and at the surface parking lot north of the intersection of First and Vine. Worlds of Words 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.


May 18
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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