W.C. Mack was raised in Vancouver, BC, where her writing career was cursed with a happy and stable childhood. She eventually moved to Portland, Oregon on a quest for misery but happiness continued to stalk her, day and night. Conceding defeat, she began writing humorous fiction for young readers, including the Athlete vs Mathlete series. She also writes as Winnie Mack (After All, You’re Callie Boone; Bittersweet).
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, Seminar Center
Young Readers’ Choice Award Presentation
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Athlete vs. Mathlete
Owen Evans lights up the scoreboards. His brother, Russell, rocks the school boards. These twin brothers couldn't be more different. They've long kept the peace by going their separate ways, but all that is about to change. The new basketball coach recruits Russell for the seventh grade team and a jealous Owen has to fight to stay in the game. When someone tries to steal Russell's spot as captain of the mathlete team, will the two be able to put aside their differences in order to save his position? Or will they be sidelined?
Perfect for fans of Matt Christopher and Andrew Clements alike, this is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains meets brawn meets basketball.
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