IN STORE: Doan Phuong Nguyen, author of Mèo and Bé, in conversation with Stephanie Appell of BookPage

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Doan Phuong Nguyen, author of the middle grade novel, Mèo and Bé. She will be in conversation with Stephanie Appell of BookPage.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.)

About Mèo and Bé

Just before the United States enters the Vietnam War, eleven-year-old Bé and her three-footed kitten Mèo must rise above the injustices of war to find the comfort, safety, and love of a found family.

About Doan Phuong Nguyen

Doan Phuong Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States when she was in elementary school. After growing up in the South, she settled in the Midwest. Doan Phuong loves anything pink and cute but enjoys writing incredibly sad, emotionally evocative novels. She received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. This is her first middle grade novel. Find her at

About Stephanie Appell

Stephanie Appell covers children’s and YA books as an associate editor at BookPage magazine, a monthly book recommendation guide available at more than 3,500 public libraries and bookstores across the country. Before coming to BookPage, she ran the young readers’ department at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, and served as a youth services librarian at the Austin Public Library in Austin, Texas.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Mèo and Bé By Doan Phuong Nguyen, Jesse White (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Doan Phuong Nguyen, Jesse White (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781643796253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tu Books - May 23rd, 2023