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Wise Owl Tween Book Club: THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON Book Discussion and Author Visit with Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev!

Wise Owl Tween Book Club: THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON Book Discussion and Author Visit with Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev! Online


Please note: All 20 copies of the book have been claimed



Kits will be available to pick up Monday, November 1st.

The book discussion with the author is on Tuesday November 30th at 4pm


November's book is a whimsical, magical tale about a secret door in the forest, The Leopard Behind the Moon, with a book discussion led by the author Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev on Tuesday November 30th at 4pm!

The first 20 registrants will receive a copy of the book to keep, limited to one copy per family. Thank you to literary agent Sara Megibow for providing the books and to our Friends of the Children's Library for providing snacks for the Wise Owl Book Club! All registrants will receive a take-home craft and some snacks to enjoy before or during the event! Kits are available for pick-up from Central Library on Monday, November 1st. Feel free to finish the craft before the event so you can share it with the club. To make the most out of the author visit, please be sure to finish reading the book before November 30th so you can avoid spoilers! 


About The Leopard Behind the Moon

No one knows what lies beyond the magical village door, but Ezomo is determined to find out. Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev’s Own Voices debut is an unforgettable coming-of-age story about friendship, family, and long-standing traditions. The power of storytelling comes to life in this novel perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly, Tracey Baptiste, and Tae Keller.

There are three important laws in Ezomo’s village: Do not go to The Valley, do not go out at night, and never, ever, ever open the magical door that protects them all. But when Ezomo encounters the leopard believed to have killed his father, he and his two best friends embark on a journey that leads them past the boundaries set by their elders.

With his friends by his side, Ezomo chases after the leopard, certain that it has the power to cure all, and in the process he discovers the true history of his village, and that cautionary tales exist for a reason.

About Mayoon Paasewe-Valchev

Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev (Mă-yonn Pass-sā-way Văl-chĕv) was born in Liberia, where she was exposed to a culture of oral storytelling at a young age. She lived in the Netherlands for several years, where she learned to stuff her klompen (wooden shoes) with carrots and developed a love for reading stories—especially tales written by Roald Dahl and Astrid Lindgren. She lives in Georgia with her family.


The Wise Owl Tween Book Club is a book club for tweens 8-12 years old, featuring a diverse selection of books and exciting opportunities to meet with the author! Keep an eye on our calendar for future book clubs, author visits, and fun events!

Related LibGuide: Children's Library by Laura Jenkins

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Children     Tweens  
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