Welcome to Pasadena Cece Bell!!

by Jessica on January 11, 2015

Our Young Readers League author, Cece Bell arrived in Los Angeles yesterday!! We can hardly contain ourselves! After months of planning, prepping and El Deafo themed events we are approaching our-2014-2015 Young Readers League Finale!

If you were living under some rocks or without the internet for the last few months (just kidding…) here’s a little recap of what we’ve been doing since we announced the program in August!

Thanks to a generous grant from indie bookstore champion and best-selling author James Patterson, we were able to produce the 2014-2015 Young Readers League Program.

This exciting program, in the spirit of One City, One Story programs was designed as a school-wide community reading extravaganza. Two years ago our first Young Readers League selection was Vroman’s favorite Savvy by Ingrid Law. YRL had 1,000 members joined together to read this amazing book and participate in book clubs, essay contests, special events, turtle meet and greets, school visits by the author,and a Saavy Soiree finale at Vroman’s! This year we were able to join forces with the Boys & Girls Club and the Pasadena Public Library to get the community even more involved in Young Readers League.


We originally planned to host one graphic novel workshop but the demand was such that we had to add a second one! We made friendship bracelets, warm fuzzies, and bunny ears. We donned our pajamas, ate pizza and played musical chairs at an
El Deafo themed Pajama Party!

And now, we culminate the past few months with the spectacular
YRL finale featuring none other than Cece Bell herself!

Author Visit with Cece Bell
Vroman’s Main Store
Wednesday, January 14th, 5pm

Meet Cece Bell, the author and illustrator of El Deafo. The story of El Deafo was inspired by Cece’s own experiences growing up and we can’t wait for you to meet her and hear her story firsthand. She’ll also answer questions and sign books. Afterwards we’ll have a photobooth where you can take pictures that look like you’re in your own graphic novel!

We hope to see you on Wednesday evening!