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April 2, 2013

Our First Wedding Announcement!

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When we first launched 20SomethingReads.com we were excited about a book called TO TIMBUKTU by Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg. They had met in college while on a year-abroad program and after school (she at Claremont in California and he at Colby in Maine) they decided to travel the world together and get to know each other better. So off to China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Morocco they went --- of course, making a special stop at Timbuktu.

Then they headed back to Brooklyn, where they finished their book and where we are happy to share they were married this Tuesday. Jon Scieszka, Casey’s dad --- and yes THE Jon Scieszka you read and loved growing up --- sent me this picture with a wedding announcement this morning. We love these two and were just waiting for the day we would hear this great news. Wildly excited for them. We are throwing imaginary rice…or birdseed…and lots of love from our offices.

By the way, our reviewer Melanie Smith said this about TO TIMBUKTU, “This is a bright story about appreciating different people and places. The writing and art are impressive, making it possible for the reader to be transported.” For those of you graduating soon…or perhaps those who are feeling a bit trapped by where you have found yourselves now, maybe it’s a good time to pick this book up for inspiration. You never know where your travels might lead!