Utah and Idaho welcomed Leigh Statham as she kicked off the tour for her newest novel, Daughter 4254, by visiting numerous middle and high schools, the historic Provo library, and the Grand Teton Barnes and Noble.
Here’s a recap of her adventures:
Leigh is a natural at working the crowds, and since she’s so passionate about art and education, the kids were excited to engage with her.
Halfway through her tour, she was joined by YA author Jennifer Jenkins. Together they created a fierce, fabulous duo.
The pre-launch party was a ton of fun. We had a great turn out, and it was an energetic crowd. We couldn’t have been more pleased by the enthusiasm for Daughter 4254.
Leigh gave a fantastic presentation on why the arts matter and how we can fight for them in our schools and communities–wearing a stunning, themed bird dress, of course. We had activities, signed books, and chatted right up until the library kicked us out. Literally.
Since Daughter 4254 tackles a world without creativity, our activities focused on art, literacy, and music:
Thank you to the Provo library and The King’s English for hosting us.
And especially, thank you to all who came and supported Leigh! We’ve had a wonderful response to her amazing book, and we’re grateful to her fans!
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is the author of Daughter 4254, a Whitney-nominated science-fiction YA, The Perilous Journey series, and winner of the 2016 Southeast Review Nonfiction Prize for her short story “The Ditch Bank and the Fenceline.” She holds an MFA from Converse College.
In a community where art, music and names are outlawed, Daughter4254 must choose between using her mother’s secrets of the rebellion to better the world she hates and following her heart to the quiet life of freedom she has always craved.