Mark your calendar!
Safe Pet Project and Book Bound Bookstore are honored to present the Book Launch Celebration of “Underdog City” by renowned author Chris Negron.
Chris will be at Safe Pet Project Thrift Store on November 4th, from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a special opportunity to meet the author, have your personal copy signed and hear Chris talk about his inspiration and journey in writing this heartfelt book.
“Underdog City” is Chris’ third book and is truly an inspiration to all animal lovers. In this book he explores the involvement of young people in community activism. His book teaches love, compassion and how when a community comes together to help animals, they will make a tremendous difference in the animals’ lives.
Our special friends Kim and Curtis Jones - Mountain Gypsy Music will be performing at this special celebration.
More about Chris Negron:
Chris is the acclaimed author of “The Last Super Chef” and “Dan Unmasked”.
Chris’ awards and recognitions include:
- 57th Annual Georgia Author of the year finalist, Young Adult for Dan Unmasked!;
- Named the 2021 July / August, Indie Next Kids list by the American Booksellers Association (ABA);
- Nominated for 2020 Georgia Author of the Year, Young Adult category.
Editorial Reviews about "Underdog City":
"A touching, timely, and humorous tale of friends and family (and dogs and roosters) learning the true definition of community, Underdog City teaches us how compassion and goodwill can overtrump discrimination and division and shows us that a real neighborhood is so much more than lines drawn on a map." ?— John David Anderson, bestselling author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day
"Dogs and friendship take center stage in this heartfelt story about the power of courage and community. Once again, Negron nails the nuance of the inner life of boys. In Mortimer, we meet the ultimate underdog, and he shows us how ordinary kids can rise to extraordinary heights." ?— Nicole D. Collier, author of The Many Fortunes of Maya
"The perfect read for any kid who has ever felt like an underdog. A heartfelt story of triumph, Chris Negron shows deep understanding of relationships and how a little bit of courage can save the day." ?— Rosalind Bunn, co-author of the All Aboard series
“With the help of the Red Devil and man’s best friend, Mortimer’s insecurity evolves to valor in this sweet, inspiring tale. Relatable to readers of any age, Negron makes sure to spark that sense of ambition when it comes to something we truly value.” ?— Maggie Bunn, co-author of the All Aboard series
"Mortimer’s anxiety is powerfully portrayed and realistically permeates every aspect of his life. Kind community members, both human and dog, help him manage his constantly racing thoughts and support him during his grieving process in this discerning celebration of connection and healing." — Publishers Weekly
"The first-person narrative... builds momentum as Mortimer regains his self-confidence, learns about Townsend Heights’ history, and works with friends both young and old on a counterproposal. Mortimer... is well meaning and wise beyond his years, and animal antics provide comic relief. A meaningful exploration of young people’s involvement in community activism." — Kirkus Reviews