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Monday, April 12 at 7:00PM (pt)

The Amazing Beef Squad: Never Say Die! 


in conversation with ELLIOTT KALAN

Meet the Beef Squad: a group of unforgettable kids who are serious about pranks but also about doing whatever it takes to help the people and places they care about.

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Nick Rhodes and his friends Pratchett, Hogue, and Jared--together known as Beef Squad--have got seventh grade totally hacked. They make perfect grades by day, pull spectacular pranks by night, play video games in between, and do it all with a zany sense of humor only they find funny. (Because someone has to celebrate National Asparagus Appreciation Day.) But seventh grade is about to strike back! Trouble at school and a secret from their town's Gold Rush past put Beef Squad on a collision course with Leonardville's most powerful forces. Now, with the help of robotics teammate Karla Woo, they decide to reveal what's going on, no matter the consequences.

This laugh-out-loud story about a group of truly amazing and strongminded kids is one middle-grade readers will cheer for.

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Jason Ross is the winner of seven Primetime Emmy Awards. He has co-authored two bestselling comedy books and written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, among other programs. Jason grew up in Chico, California, where springtime starts in February and the sidewalk cracks are just the right height for skateboard tricks. He currently lives with his family in Los Angeles, where it's springtime all year and he still skateboards when no one's looking. The Amazing Beef Squad is his debut novel.

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in conversation

Elliott Kalan, co-host of The Flop House, is the head writer for Mystery Science Theater 3000, co-host of the Audible original series Presidents Are People, Too! and formerly head writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he won four Emmys.

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