What: Watermark Books & Café invites you to attend a virtual event with the bestselling author of the I Survived series! Lauren Tarshis will join us for a Q&A and discussion of the newest book in the series I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018—the heart-pounding story of two children who battle the terrifying flames and—despite the destruction—find hope in the ashes.

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (CT)

Where: This is a virtual event and will be hosted online using Zoom Pro Webinar & Facebook Live.

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About the Book


California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart-pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and -- despite the destruction -- find hope in the ashes.

The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires. But nothing could have prepared them for the devastating 2018 fire season, the deadliest in 100 years and the most destructive in history.

In the 20th I Survived book, readers join eleven-year-old Josh as he leaves his New Jersey home for the rural northern California town where his cousins live. Still reeling from the life-changing challenges that propelled him and his mother across the country, Josh struggles to adapt to a more rustic, down-to-earth lifestyle that couldn't be more different from the one he is used to.

Josh and his cousin bond over tacos and reptiles and jokes, but on a trip into the nearby forest, they suddenly find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm, a super-heated monster that will soon lay waste to millions of acres of wilderness and -- possibly -- their town. Josh needs to confront the family issues burning him up inside, but first he'll have to survive the flames blazing all around him.

About the Author


Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Online Event
Wichita, KS 67218
I Survived The California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338317442
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

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