The 2nd annual Children's Book Fair will take place this Saturday, November 15 from 1-5 PM at the Brooklyn Museum. My husband Sean Qualls and I, along with about 30 other Brooklyn authors and illustrators, will be sitting at a booth with our latest books. On the agenda is a special reading from Greetings from the 50 States at 2:30 by yours truly... so come on by and check out my latest book! I will be talking about how recently the states have captured the imagination of our nation in ways that we've never seen before. Last week's historic election highlighted interest in formerly sleepy states such as: Alaska, Illinois, Hawaii and Kansas. Not to mention, the states that swung blue this time round: Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado- and so on. For children just learning their states this is a completely unique take on the states module for the classroom. Buy your kid the coolest new states book in town - better yet - get it signed by the illustrator, and begin the process of educating your child about all 50 of this great countries' states! By the way, it kinda gives me the chills writing things like, 'this great country' now... GObama!