So this is cool, right? Nick News taped a Women’s History Month special featuring a panel of teens from across the country–girls and boys, feminists and non-feminists–to sit down and have a chatty with Gloria Steinem about whether or not we still need feminism. We are ultra excited about this special, and not just because 3 SPARKteam members are on it! It airs Monday April 1st at 8pm, and we’re hosting a twitter livechat to coincide with the east coast broadcast. Click thru for deets–we hope you can join us!

Kimberly Willis Holt, author of Dear Hank Williams, goes on tour!

It’s 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbee’s new teacher has just given her class an assignment–learning the art of letter-writing. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a country music singer whose star has just begun to rise. Tate and her great-aunt and -uncle listen to him on the radio every Saturday night, and Tate just knows that she and Hank are kindred spirits.

Told entirely through Tate’s hopeful letters, this beautifully drawn novel from National Book Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt gradually unfolds a story of family love, overcoming tragedy, and an insightful girl learning to find her voice.

Blog Tour

See Kimberly Willis Holt in person!

  • Tuesday, April 14: Blue Willow Bookshop at 5 PM
  • Friday, April 17: Southern Kentucky Book Festival
  • Saturday, April 18: Southern Kentucky Book Festival
  • Monday, April 20: The Book Stall at 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 21: Politics & Prose at 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, April 22: The Booksellers at Laurelwood at 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 23: Octavia Books at 4:30 PM

Please contact the store for further information regarding the event.