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Virtual Book Launch!

Tara Sullivan:  Treasure of the World

February 25 at 7:00pm 

We are thrilled to be hosting Tara Sullivan as she launches her third book!  

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Call Whitelam Books at 781-779-1833 to pre-order the book.  Books picked up at Whitelam Books will be signed by Tara!!

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Praise for Treasure of the World


★ "Rich with memorable characters and streaks of brilliant writing, as in the author's previous works, Ana's story takes readers on an arduous and ultimately rewarding journey that illuminates a fraction of the human toll behind the profit-driven pursuits of a materialistic world. Heartbreakingly splendid." -- Kirkus, starred review


A young girl must find a way to help her family survive in a desolate and impoverished Bolivian silver mining community in this eye-opening tale of resilience.

Twelve-year-old Ana wants nothing more than to escape the future set for her and her classmates in her small mining village. Boys her age are beginning to leave school to become silver miners and girls her age are destined to one day be the wives of miners. But when her often ill eleven-year-old brother is forced by their demanding father to start work in the mines, Ana gives up her dreams of school to volunteer in his place. The world of silver mining though is dark and dangerous and the men who work there don’t want a girl in their way. Ana must find the courage to not only survive but save her family after the worst happens and a mining accident kills her father and leaves her brother missing.


Tara Sullivan is the author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Golden Boy and The Bitter Side of Sweet. She was born in India and spent her childhood living in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic with her parents, who were international aid workers. She received a BA in Spanish literature and cognitive science from the University of Virginia and an MA in Latin American studies and an MPA in nonprofit management from Indiana University. Her first novel, Golden Boy, won the 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Award and was selected as a top-ten book of 2013 by YALSA and as a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and The Wall Street Journal. Her second novel, The Bitter Side of Sweet, won the 2017 Children's Africana Book Award Honor and was an ALSC Notable Children's Book. She currently lives with her family in Massachusetts.

Reading families:  your children may have read one of Tara's previous books, The Bitter Side of Sweet, for school, and hopefully you picked it up also - it is so good!  As noted by her editor, Tara is seen as a credible voice on stories of international crises involving children. She is not only an author who cares, but does her homework ensuring the stories she writes are authentic and responsibly rendered. And again, she's taking on stories that no one else is; broadening not only our world, but the world for readers beyond our borders.