Whitelam Books Children’s Author Event with Jessie Janowitz

Reading, Massachusetts – Whitelam Books is hosting Jessie Janowitz, author of The Doughnut Fix, on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm. Whitelam Books is located in downtown Reading at 610 Main Street, near the intersection of Haven Street and Main Street. This event is free and open to the public. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend!

About The Doughnut Fix:

Superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this series debut about change, adventure, family, and, of course, doughnuts…

Tristan isn’t Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he’s always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city with the greatest food. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move him and his two sisters to middle-of-nowhere Petersville, a place that definitely can’t be that great since it only has one road and no restaurants.

His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he’s tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, which the cranky owner hasn’t made in years. And so begins his quest for the only thing that will make life in Petersville okay: getting the secret recipe and bringing the doughnuts back. But Tristan will soon discover that starting a business is going to be hard work, and he may have bitten off more than he can chew…

With kid-friendly info on starting a business and delicious doughnut recipes included in the back matter, this laugh-out-loud novel is also a conversation starter for kids who are interested in entrepreneurship and baking.

Recommended for (but not limited to) Ages 8–12


Jessie Janowitz is a graduate of Princeton University’s undergraduate creative writing program and holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania law school. She’s currently enrolled in the Writing for Children MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. The Doughnut Fix is her debut novel and the first book in a middle-grade series. Jessie lives in New York City with her family.

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