Kelly Yang - Finally Seen Book Launch

Event date: 
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 7:30pm

Belmont Books presents
New York Times Bestselling author

Kelly Yang

launching her newest middle-grade novel

Finally Seen

Friday, March 3rd, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Somerville Theatre - Somerville, MA

7:30pm - 8:00pm — Author Talk
8:15pm - 9:30pm — Meet, Greet & Book Signing

Buy tickets directly from Belmont Books:

Tickets can also be purchased by phone (617-932-1496) or in person at Belmont Books during regular store hours.

Buy tickets directly from Somerville Theatre:
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Somerville Theatre box office between the hours of 6:30 - 7:30pm Monday - Friday and 3:00 - 7:30pm Saturday - Sunday. (Purchasing your tickets at the theater box office avoids the extra fees charged by Ticketmaster.)



EVENT DETAILS: In-Person at the Somerville Theatre
The event will be at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. General seating only.
Please make sure you have your ticket in hand. You must show your ticket to receive your copy of FINALLY SEEN.

NOTE: Masks are required for all attendees at this event.

Ticket Options:

General Admission Option #1: $25.00 (plus fees)  Admits: 1 person
[Includes 1 copy of Finally Seen] *

General Admission Option #2: $30.00 (plus fees) Admits: 2 people
[Includes 1 copy of Finally Seen] *

* Sale of at least 1 copy of the book with each ticket is required by the publisher for this event. If you have a large party and would like to exchange extra copies of Finally Seen for one of Kelly Yang's other books or for store credit, please contact us after the event.

Because the event is so close to publication, books will be delivered to ticket buyers at the event only. We apologize that there is not enough time to get books to customers before the event.

Event address: 
Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Ticketed Event: 
Finally Seen By Kelly Yang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534488335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

A heart-breaking, heart-lifting story of love, family, perseverance, and the fight against book-banning! Anyone who has entered the American school system as a stranger knows the courage it takes just to get through an ordinary day. Invisibility is usually the easiest defense, but the dream is always to be seen--and accepted--for who you are. In FINALLY SEEN, Kelly Yang captures every detail of Lina Gao's journey from new kid who can barely speak English to a valued *seen* member of the community. Along the way Lina not only learns a lot about herself, but she also learns to see who her mother and father are, who her sister and grandmother are, and who her friends are. The ultimate test comes when Lina decides to fight against a group of parents who want to ban her favorite author. How can she speak up when she feels like she can barely speak? The brilliance of Kelly Yang's writing, of course, is that her young heroes always find a way forward.

Age Group(s): 
Middle Grade (8 - 12)