Looking Back #18: Youth One Book One Denver

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . .

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One of the most exciting things to happen for Book Scavenger was being voted the Youth One Book One Denver selection for the summer of 2016. As part of the program over 3000 copies were distributed to participating kids. Different organizations planned classes and really cool projects inspired by the book: making your own board games, creating comics, making chemistry-based detective kits, and more. Here are a few photos from the summer:


Denver Mayor Hancock announced Book Scavenger as the summer read.

A launch party at Tattered Cover with a showcase of all the different Book Scavenger connected activities kids could sign up for.

An example of one of the crafts inspired by the book.

There were big displays of the book all around the Denver airport!

The wrap-up part at Cableland, the official residence of the Denver mayor (although to date no mayor has actually lived there).

The mayor hosted a round of Jeopardy with questions based on the book. Some of them were hard!

I met so many awesome kids through this great program! I hope they all stay lifelong readers.


In case you missed it:

Looking Back #1: Re-visiting my alma maters

Looking Back #2: Meeting my editor

Looking Back #3: Meeting Ann M. Martin

Looking Back #4: A Memorable San Francisco Trip

Looking Back #5: Steves and pencils

Looking Back #6: Atlanta Book Group

Looking Back #7: A Story Behind the Story

Looking Back #8: Battle of the Books

Looking Back #9: Detective Day

Looking Back #10: Hicklebee’s

Looking Back #11: All School Read

Looking Back #12: Launching the Game

Looking Back #13: Book Scavenger Launch Parties

Looking Back #14: Book Scavenger Walking Tour

Looking Back #15: Book Scavenger Birthday Party

Looking Back #16: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ferry Building

Looking Back #17: San Francisco ALA Book Hunt