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TITLE: Aiden Tyler, Quran-teen: A Webcast “Serial” w/ Author Rex Ogle
DURATION: 1 hour, 5 minutes




Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen – A Weekly Webcast “Serial” with Author Rex Ogle

There’s a lot going on these days, what with school closures, and social distancing, and toilet-paper conundrums. It’s heavy stuff. It’s worrisome stuff. And it’s stuff that we’re all experiencing right along with Aiden Tyler, the title character in author Rex Ogle’s (Free Lunch) new & original story, AIDEN TYLER, QUARAN-TEEN. Rex is writing this creative new middle-grade offering in real-time, about our real-world predicament, and will be reading each week’s newest chapter aloud on this one-of-a-kind webcast “serial”! Tune in every Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET to catch the latest in Aiden’s quaran-teen’ed story–and stick around after the reading for a weekly Q&A with Rex. This is the perfect virtual get-away for students and educators looking for a fun and relatable escape from their own quarantines!

Can’t make the live readings? Don’t worry! Every episode of this webcast serial will be recorded and available to watch on-demand.


Rex Ogle

Rex Ogle

Rex Ogle is a part-time book editor and a full-time writer. He has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Scholastic, and Little Brown, creating books with LEGO, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Men, and more. When he’s not writing, you can find him reading or hiding outdoors. You can follow him on Instagram @thirdrex where he tries to be funny, but often fails.

Rhonda Mihalic

Rhonda Mihalic
JLG Director of Marketing
Junior Library Guild

Rhonda Mihalic is the Director of Marketing at Junior Library Guild. She’s a writer by trade and a reader by heart. With extensive experience in education marketing, content development and communications, Rhonda enjoys staying on top of trends and tactics in the world of life-long learning. Working with school and public librarians is her bookworm dream come true!

Own Voice Authors

Even Kobe Bryant was Struck by Jason Reynold’s Books

…. This is what author Jason Reynolds remembers of Kobe Bryant, who called to ask if he would write for his new publishing house. But Jason did not have the titme to add that commitment to his writing schedule. Kobe asked this of Jason after his daughter GiGi told his about Ghost, the first book in the Track series. He read the whole series. Here’s what he had to say about it below:

Last year the library offered up a give away for individual titles in the Track series
Kobe Bryant
#browngirlsdreaming, Own Voice Authors

Dominican American Author Elizabeth Aceveda IS Poet-X! She started writing at 8 and Performing Poetry by 12. READ her first book The Poet-X!

“…this is for US girls who never see themselves written…we’ve been
called teeth sucking…snapping eyes rolling…born bitter…not worthy
of being the hero…but we were ALWAYS Medusa’s
favorite daughters…dreaming…we composed ourselves…” i