Rajani LaRocca in conversation with Heidi Stemple

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 6:00pm

Please join us on September 19th at 6PM for local author Rajani LaRocca, in conversation with Heidi Stemple,  for a discussion of her new book A Vaccine is Like A Memory! 


This timely book details the importance of vaccines and how they were developed throughout history, as well as how they work to protect your body and keep it healthy.

Do you remember every time you've been sick?

You may not, but your body does! With many illnesses, you can't get sick more than once because your body remembers and fights it off before you get sick again. But what if your body could recognize germs that you've never had before so you don't get ill? There's where vaccines come in! This book comes complete with extensive back matter all about types of germs and vaccines.



Rajani LaRocca, MD, was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area with her wonderful family and impossibly cute dog. She earned a BA and an MD from Harvard and spends her time writing novels and picture books, practicing medicine, and baking too many sweet treats. She is the author of Midsummer's MayhemMuch Ado About BaseballThe Secret Code Inside YouSeven Golden RingsBracelets for Bina's BrothersWhere Three Oceans MeetI'll Go and Come BackSummer Is for CousinsYour One and Only HeartMasala Chai Fast and SlowMirror to Mirror, and Red, White, and Whole, which was a Newbery Honor winner. Find her online at RajaniLaRocca.com, and on Twitter and Instagram @rajanilarocca.

Heidi Stemple  Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published more than thirty-five books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.Heidi lives and writes on a big old farm in Massachusetts that she shares with one very large cat who lives inside, and a dozen deer, a family of bears, three coyotes, two bobcats, a gray fox, tons of birds, and some very fat groundhogs who live outside. Once a year she calls owls for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.


Event address: 
79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478
Ticketed Event: 
A Vaccine Is Like a Memory By Rajani LaRocca, Kathleen Marcotte (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rajani LaRocca, Kathleen Marcotte (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499813265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: little bee books - June 20th, 2023

This timely book details the importance of vaccines and how they were developed throughout history, as well as how they work to protect your body and keep it healthy.

"A lively, informative introduction to vaccines." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"Authoritative and reassuring." --Kirkus Reviews


Eagles in the End Zone: Ready-to-Read Level 1 By Heidi  E. Y. Stemple, Eva Byrne (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Eva Byrne (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781665938389
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Simon Spotlight - August 29th, 2023

It’s game day for birds of a feather in this infectiously charming Level 1 Ready-to-Read from the author of Flamingo Bingo and Toucan with Two Cans!

Football fans crowd into the stands to cheer on the exciting match of Turkeys versus Eagles. As the players take their place on the field, every bird is flapping and flipping with football fever. Let the game begin!

Age Group(s): 
Juvenile (0 - 7)