Saturday with Author Jasmine Warga

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We are thrilled to welcome Newbery Honor-Winning author Jasmine Warga to the Upper Arlington Public Library in celebration of her new novel, A Rover's Story! Register at UAPL (opens 9/24)

"The intelligences here may be (mostly) artificial, but the feelings are genuine and deep." -Kirkus, starred review

The One and Only Ivan meets The Wild Robot in this unique and deeply moving middle grade novel about the journey of a fictional Mars rover, from the Newbery Honor–winning author of Other Words for Home.

Meet Resilience, a Mars rover determined to live up to his name. Res was built to explore Mars. He was not built to have human emotions. But as he learns new things from the NASA scientists who assemble him, he begins to develop human-like feelings. Maybe there’s a problem with his programming…. Human emotions or not, launch day comes, and Res blasts off to Mars, accompanied by a friendly drone helicopter named Fly. But Res quickly discovers that Mars is a dangerous place filled with dust storms and giant cliffs. As he navigates Mars’s difficult landscape, Res is tested in ways that go beyond space exploration. As millions of people back on Earth follow his progress, will Res have the determination, courage—and resilience—to succeed… and survive?

Jasmine Warga is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Other Words for Home, a Newbery Honor Book and a Walter Honor Book for Younger Readers, and The Shape of Thunder, a 2022 Ohioana Award winner. Her teen books, Here We Are Now and My Heart and Other Black Holes, have been translated into over twenty-five languages. She lives in the Chicago area with her family. You can visit Jasmine online at

Event date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
Upper Arlington Public Library
2800 Tremont Rd.
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
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ISBN: 9780063113923
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

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ISBN: 9780062324689
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 31st, 2016