RESCHEDULED: Caroline Brooks DuBois, author of Ode to a Nobody

This event has been rescheduled due to a change of publication date. It will now take place on Saturday, January 21st at 2:00 pm Central Time. You can find info about the rescheduled event and the RSVP form here.

About Ode to a Nobody

Before the storm, thirteen-year-old Quinn was happy flying under the radar. She was average. Unremarkable. Always looking for an escape from her house, where her bickering parents fawned over her genius big brother.

Inside our broken home / we didn't know how broken / the world outside was.

But after the storm, Quinn can't seem to go back to average. Her friends weren't affected by the tornado in the same way. To them, the storm left behind a playground of abandoned houses and distracted adults. As Quinn struggles to find stability in the tornado's aftermath, she must choose: between homes, friendships, and versions of herself.

Nothing that was mine / yesterday is mine today.

Told in rich, spectacular verse, Caroline Brooks DuBois crafts a powerful story of redemption as Quinn makes her way from Before to After. There's nothing average about the world Quinn wakes up to after the storm; maybe there's nothing average about her, either. This emotional coming-of-age journey for middle grade readers proves that it's never too late to be the person you want to be.

About Caroline Brooks DuBois

Caroline Brooks DuBois is the author of The Places We Sleep, which received a starred review from School Library Journal and was an Indies Introduce and Kids Indie Next selection. After teaching English at the middle school, high school, and college level, she was named a Nashville Blue Ribbon Teacher. Caroline lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her family. Visit her online at

Event date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Ode to a Nobody By Caroline Brooks DuBois Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823451562
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Holiday House - December 6th, 2022