IN STORE: Parnassus Middle Grade Summer Reading Book Club discusses How to Save a Queendom with special guest Jessica Lawson

Join moderators Rae Ann Parker and Ashby Rushing and author Jessica Lawson for a discussion of Jessica's book, How to Save a Queendom. This event is for middle grade readers (usually 8-12 years old). How to Save a Queendom was the April 2021 Spark Book Club selection.

This is a free event which will take place in store on Monday, June 13th at 9:00AM Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this meeting. 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.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this meeting. 

About the Book

Life's never been kind to twelve-year-old Stub. Orphaned and left in the care of the cruel Matron Tratte, Stub's learned that the best way to keep the peace is to do as she's told. No matter that she's bullied and that her only friend is her pet chicken, Peck, Stub's accepted the fact that her life just isn't made for adventure. Then she finds a tiny wizard in her pocket.

Orlen, the royal wizard to Maradon's queen, is magically bound to Stub. And it's up to her to ferry Orlen back to Maradon Cross, the country's capital, or else the delicate peace of the queendom will crumble under the power of an evil wizard queen. Suddenly Stub's unexciting life is chock-full of adventure. But how can one orphan girl possibly save the entire queendom?

About the Author

Jessica Lawson is the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, a book that Publishers Weekly called "a delightfully clever debut" in a starred review, and Nooks & Crannies, a Junior Library Guild Selection and recipient of three starred reviews. She is also the author of Waiting for AugustaUnder the Bottle Bridge, and How to Save a Queendom. You can visit her at

Event date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
How to Save a Queendom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534414358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022