Author Marcy Campbell Storytime and Book Signing

Author Marcy Campbell is coming to Cover to Cover to read and sign her terrific new book “Something Good”!

“This kind of thing won’t be tolerated at our school,” the principal declares the day the “bad-something” is discovered written on a wall. The incident makes the kids nervous, giggly, and curious at first, but then they’re worried, confused, sad and angry. Everyone is suspicious. Who did it, and why? They miss the days before the bad-something appeared, because everything—and everyone—feels different now. It takes a lot of talking, listening, looking, and creating something good together to find a way to heal. The story acknowledges that while the scars of such incidents remain, it is possible to teach tolerance and feel true community once again.

Written and illustrated by the acclaimed creators of Adrian Simcox “Does NOT Have a Horse!”, here is a brave book about the power of words that tackles one of the most difficult topics for elementary school-aged children—hate speech—in a direct, realistic, and empathetic manner.

“The honest, matter-of-fact narration…offers multiple ways to look at one’s roles in the world and in one’s communities. A valuable conversation starter.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“A valuable resource that might serve to equip classrooms for crisis.”
—Publishers Weekly

MARCY CAMPBELL’s debut picture book, “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse!,” was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Top 10 Indie Next Pick, winner of the Comstock Read Aloud Award and the Crystal Kite Award and has been translated into eight languages. “Rule of Threes” (released earlier this year) was her first novel. Learn more at

Event date: 
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 10:30am
Event address: 
Upper Arlington Library
2800 Tremont Rd.
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
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By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780759557420
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781797201238
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 11th, 2021

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735230378
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Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018