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Terry Mills shares stories of patients' journeys with hospice Soman Chainani with the fifth installment of his bestselling series Abby Maslin shares her memoir of resilience and commitment
Let's Have a Dog Party Epic Reads Gender Physics
Join us for storytime with Mikela Prevost: Let's Have a Dog Party Epic Reads Meet Up brings four YA authors to the Phoenix store Betty-Ann Heggie discusses her book Gender Physics
Art Fabrication and Social Lubrication Six Monologues The Taco Stand
Join us in Phoenix to learn how complex artworks are made Jeff McMahon presents his most recent collection Someburros owner Tim Vasquez shares his debut picture book
Living Brave The Unrepentant Shout
Join us in Tempe as we celebrate 45 years as your independent local bookstore! D.C.-based writer E.A. Aymar discusses his newest thriller Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) shares her new book SHOUT

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Chelsea Clinton: Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Around the Globe


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The Phoenix Zoo and Changing Hands Bookstore present #1 New York Times bestseller Chelsea Clinton, discussing and signing Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Around the Globe, a beautiful picture book about the animals who share our planet—and what we can do to help them survive.

A portion of proceeds from the event will support the Zoo's native species conservation programs, which are actively boosting wild populations of threatened and endangered animals in Arizona.

Did you know that blue whales are the largest animals in the world? Or that sea otters wash their paws after every meal? The world is filled with millions of animal species, and all of them are unique and special. Many are on the path to extinction.

In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals, sharing what makes them special, and also what threatens them. Taking readers through the course of a day, Don't Let Them Disappear talks about rhinos, tigers, whales, pandas and more, and provides helpful tips on what we all can do to help prevent these animals from disappearing from our world entirely. More »

Location: Phoenix Zoo (Stone House Pavilion), 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Laurie Halse Anderson: SHOUT


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The New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Speak shares her new book, SHOUT – a searing poetic memoir for the #MeToo era.

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice -- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore. More »
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9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, March 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TERRY E. MILLS | A HOSPICE HEART: THE PAINFUL JOURNEY TO JOY | Terry E. Mills shares stories of patients and their journeys in hospice. She also shares the poetry that was inspired by—and written for—those with whom she traveled through uncertainty and end of life. "Terry's stories reveal the unfolding relationship between poet and patient. Their stories are waiting to be heard." More »
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | SOMAN CHAINANI | THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: A CRYSTAL OF TIME | IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN | Chainani discusses the fifth installment of his New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil fantasy series in conversation with author Alexandra Bracken. More »

7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | "DARE" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER! Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme of "Dare." Sign up on to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn and posted on the At least two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Five members of the audience will be the judges. The storyteller with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 online / $8 at the door. Register online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | ABBY MASLIN | LOVE YOU HARD | Maslin shares an inspiring story of resilience and commitment in her deeply affecting new memoir. After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, the couple worked together as he recovered—and they learned to love again. More »

10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MIKELA PREVOST | LET'S HAVE A DOG PARTY | WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with author Mikela Prevost as she reads from her debut picture book that celebrates friendship and encourages empathy. Mikela is joined by author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info:

10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | BAR FLIES: "PAGE TO STAGE" | From the creators of the popular monthly reading series "Bar Flies," this workshop will give participants a chance to brainstorm, write, workshop, revise, rehearse, and perform their own true story on stage. No prior writing or performing experience necessary. Cost: $100 + fees for four sessions, March 26, April 2, 9, and 16. Register online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | EPIC READS MEET-UP | This year's Epic Reads Meet-Up tour visits Changing Hands Tempe with YA authors Brittany Cavallaro, Mindy McGinnis, Justin A. Reynolds, and Tehlor Kay Mejia. Poet and author Brittany Cavallaro presents A Question of Holmes, the explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series. Mindy McGinnis shares Heroine, a captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Debut author Justin A. Reynolds discusses Opposite of Always, a hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose, and the moments that make a life worth reliving. Tehlor Kay Mejia presents her romantic fantasy debut We Set the Dark on Fire, society wife-in-training Dani has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival. More »

7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, a new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border—an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Lost Children Archive for 20% off, then meet us and Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices during the event. More »

9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at
7pm | TEMPE | BETTY-ANN HEGGIE | GENDER PHYSICS: UNLOCK THE ENERGY YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD TO GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT | Join one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame members for a discussion of her book, Gender Physics. "Designed to help business leaders capture the advantages of both gender attributes for maximum impact, Gender Physics demonstrates how Masculine and Feminine Energies are present in every one of us, and how those who practice Gender Physics can learn to let go of established stereotypes, play to their strengths, and become a more rounded, magnetic individual." More »

4-7pm | PHOENIX | ART FABRICATION AND SOCIAL LUBRICATION | Join artists and fabrication experts for a mixer and conversation about what it takes to create complex public artworks. This nuts-and-bolts event highlights the magic that can happen when artists partner with fabricators to translate their work. Get inspired by the new tool, media, and commission possibilities accessible through collaboration. Drop in to browse fabricator tables, catch mini presentations, peruse resource recommendations, and sip a beverage. Or stay for the whole afternoon to craft deeper construction connections with public artists, project managers, and firms that can materialize your big art ideas. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | JEFF MCMAHON | SIX MONOLOGUES 1990-2007 | Spanning socio-political, queer, and historical contexts, these provocative works are part of NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, edited by Obie Award winning writer Caridad Svich. McMahon and current students (he is Associate Professor at the School of Dance, Film and Theatre at ASU) read and perform excerpts, followed by a booksigning. More »

1-3pm | TEMPE / PHOENIX | CHANGING HANDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION | Join us in Tempe as we celebrate 45 years as your independent local bookstore! We'll have mini Tarot readings, light refreshments, complimentary cake, a toast with the store's owners, activities for kids, and more! In Phoenix, enjoy complimentary sweets and extended happy hour prices all day long at our First Draft Book Bar, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | TIM VASQUEZ | THE TACO STAND | Tim Vasquez, owner and operator of his family's restaurants Someburros and Isabel's Amor, shares his debut children's book, a story of hard work and the love of family. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | E. A. AYMAR | THE UNREPENTANT | D.C.-based writer E.A. Aymar discusses his newest thriller. In The Unrepentant, eighteen-year old Charlotte Reyes escapes a group of criminals with the help of a former soldier and realizes, to truly be free, she needs to stop running and fight. More »

4pm | PHOENIX | LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON | SHOUT | The New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Speak shares her new book, SHOUT — a searing poetic memoir for the #MeToo era. More »


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Gingerbread This book is too close. Too possible. What should be a horrifying-but-purely-fictional future where the United States forces Muslims into interment camps feels like something I might see on the news tomorrow. Samira Ahmed writes with considerable courage as she delves into the dark corners of Islamaphobia. She refuses to relinquish her power to prejudice, and doesn't allow her characters to either. As a narrative, it is tightly constructed and well-paced. The moral imperative is clear, yet the story takes into account a broad range of perspectives. Most importantly, the book is a call to action to keep this story in the world of fiction and render the premise implausible.  —Sarah

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