Author Event with Jeanette Bradley, "Something Great"

Saturday, October 15th

at 11am


Please join us as we welcome author

Jeanette Bradley

to Barrington Books to celebrate the release of her book,

Something Great.

About the book:

Voila! Quinn spent the morning in their workshop, and they emerged with Something Great! But. What is it?
No one seemed to understand that Something Great isn't supposed to be anything. It was just. itself. Something Great.
Then, the new kid asks to play with Quinn and Something Great. They discover that Something Great can be an elevator, a bug catcher, or a stick lifter. It could even be. a friend finder.
Quietly profound, this sweet tale and its mixed-media illustrations are a delightful combination of elements blending STEM activities (for those inclined to catch them!) with casual nonconformity in a picture book that is, well, Something Great!

About the author:

Jeanette Bradley has been an urban planner, an apprentice pastry chef, and the artist-in-residence for a traveling art museum on a train. She is the author and illustrator of LOVE, MAMA (Roaring Brook, 2018) and illustrator of WHEN THE BABIES CAME TO STAY (Viking, 2020). She is also co-editor and illustrator of the poetry anthology NO VOICE TOO SMALL: FOURTEEN YOUNG AMERICANS MAKING HISTORY (Charlesbridge, 2020) and the forthcoming companion volume NO WORLD TOO BIG: YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE (Coming 2023!). Jeanette lives in Rhode Island with her wife and kids.

Praise for Something Great:

“An apt and subtle metaphor for self-expression.” - The Horn Book 

“Bradley’s latest, an everyday story of a nonbinary child, fits neatly alongside similar STEAM-focused titles. The mixed-media digital collages combine text, images of musical notes, and graph paper for a fitting DIY aesthetic. Spreads are filled with movement and emotion. Collaboration + boundless imagination = one bright idea.”-Kirkus Reviews


Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


Barrington Books, 184 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806


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Something Great By Jeanette Bradley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646141715
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Levine Querido - October 11th, 2022



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