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Meet Children's Author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich [VIRTUAL]

Meet Children's Author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich [VIRTUAL]

Join us in welcoming children's author, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, virtually to Suffolk! Gbemi will read an excerpt from one of her books and answer questions submitted by local students to discuss the experiences that shaped her into the author she is today, her writing process for fiction and nonfiction, and more.

Ask a Question!

Local students have the opportunity to ask a well-known author any question they want and be featured in the final video we premiere to the whole community! Kids can even submit a video of themselves asking the question to be added to the video. Library staff will select five questions out of all of the submissions to ask Olugbemisola. The five students selected will be invited to a special virtual VIP mixer with the author on October 7, 2020 at 11:30 am to get to chat with her in real time. Additionally, we will randomly select five students from all questions submitted to participate in the mixer. All ten students will receive a copy of one of Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's books. Submission deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Open to all ages and will be most relevant to grades 3-5.

Submit your question through this form.

If you have any trouble opening the form link please email awatkins@suffolkva.us.


Author Bio

Olugbemisola is the author of 8th GRADE SUPERZERO, a Notable Book for a Global Society, an adaptation of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND for Sesame Workshop, and the forthcoming IT DOESN'T TAKE A GENIUS. She co-authored the NAACP Image Award-nominated TWO NAOMIS, and its Nerdie-winning sequel, NAOMIS TOO. Her nonfiction includes ABOVE and BEYOND: NASA’s Journey To Tomorrow, SOMEDAY IS NOW: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins, the upcoming MAE MAKES A WAY, and SAVING EARTH: The Climate Crisis and the Fight for Our Future. She has contributed to a number of anthologies, including WE RISE, WE RESIST, WE RAISE OUR VOICES, and was the editor of We Need Diverse Books' THE HERO NEXT DOOR. She lives with her family in NYC, where she loves to make, eat cake, take walks, and needs to get more sleep. Find her on Instagram @olugbemisolarhudayperkovich. 

Find her titles in our catalog here.


Author talk awarded to Suffolk Public Library by Penguin Random House as Zoobean’s Winter Reading Challenge 2020 winner.


SPL events are free to attend and open to people of all abilities. If you or someone in your party will require accommodations in order to participate, please call 757-514-7323 and ask to speak with a manager. You do not need to be a library member in order to attend.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online (See Description for Details)
Adult All Ages Elementary Family Teen

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