Unveiling "Finally Heard": A Packed Book Signing Event with Kelly Yang at Starry Ferry Books 星渡書店

Unveiling "Finally Heard": A Packed Book Signing Event with Kelly Yang

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a captivating book signing event in Menlo Park, where I met the brilliant Kelly Yang and got my hands on her latest masterpiece, "Finally Heard" – the much-anticipated sequel to "Finally Seen." As a parent or guardian, and especially for those with middle-schoolers or teens delving into the realm of social media, this is undoubtedly a must-read. Let's empower our kids to navigate the online world authentically! 🌐📖

The venue was abuzz with excitement as attendees, each holding one or two of Kelly's books, eagerly awaited their chance to engage with the renowned author. The energy was palpable, with a notable focus on the latest release, "Finally Heard."

Finally Heard by Kelly Yang at Starry Ferry Books 星渡書店

In the midst of this literary frenzy, one curious audience member seized the opportunity to dive deeper into the creative process. They asked Kelly a thought-provoking question: "How many drafts did it take to bring 'Finally Heard' to its final form?" Kelly, known for her candidness, humbly shared insights into her writing journey.

With genuine transparency, Kelly revealed that crafting "Finally Heard" was no small feat—it took a remarkable eight drafts to shape the narrative into the final version that now graced the hands of the enthusiastic audience. This revelation added an extra layer of appreciation for the meticulous dedication and creative refinement that went into the making of the book.

As attendees clutched their copies, the resonance of Kelly's words lingered, creating a profound connection between the author and her readers. The event not only celebrated the release of a compelling sequel but also provided a glimpse into the labor of love that is woven into every page of Kelly Yang's literary creations.

Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk (winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature), Parachutes, Three Keys, Room to Dream, New from Here, Finally Seen, and Finally Heard. Front Desk

 also won the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, was the 2019 Global Read Aloud, and has earned numerous other honors including being named a best book of the year by Amazon, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and NPR.

The atmosphere was electric, fueled by the collective excitement of a community immersed in the enchanting world of "Finally Heard." It underscored the importance of these literary gatherings, where the exchange between author and audience enriches the reading experience, making it a shared journey of exploration and appreciation.

📕 Secure your copy of " Finally Heard" at: Starry Ferry Books 📘📚

Spread the word about this incredible book by sharing it with your friends and neighbors, especially those with kids, teens, or young adults in their family. The insights and experiences within " Finally Heard" are invaluable, making it a must-read for anyone navigating the challenges of the digital age. Your recommendation can truly make a positive impact on their journey. Let's pass on the inspiration and wisdom found in this book! 🌐📚

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