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Megan Dowd Lambert & Nicole Tadgell, Real Sisters Pretend

Event: Megan Dowd Lambert & Nicole Tadgell, Real Sisters Pretend
When: Saturday, May 28, 11:00 am
Where: The Odyssey Bookshop


The Odyssey Bookshop is thrilled to welcome local author Megan Dowd Lambert and illustrator Nicole Tadgell back to the store for their new picturebook, Real Sisters Pretend. This warm, engaging story, which unfolds entirely through the conversation of two adopted sisters, was inspired by the author’s own daughters, whom she overheard talking about how adoption made them “real sisters” even though they have different birth parents and do not look alike. Event attendees will enjoy snacks and a storytime and are encouraged to add drawings of their own families on a mural to be displayed at the Odyssey.


Megan Dowd Lambert is an instructor at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, where she previously earned her master's degree in children's literature. She writes about books and parenting for the Horn Book Magazine, has sat on the Caldecott Committee, and worked at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for many years before writing A Crow of His Own, her first picture book.


Nicole Tadgell is an award-winning African-American illustrator for children. Her work has been featured in The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books. Her original watercolor paintings have been exhibited at Quinsigamond Community College, ArtsWorcester, and in group showings at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Huntington House Museum and the Society of Illustrators. She has illustrated over twenty books for young readers, including My Cancer Days, First Peas to the Table, Friends for Freedom, Lucky Beans, and, most recently, Real Sisters Pretend.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:00am
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075