Join us to discuss "Music for Tigers" and meet the author, Michelle Kadarusman! In this moving coming-of-age story, a young violinist named Louisa discovers her mother’s family has a secret sanctuary for extinct Tasmanian tigers in the remote Australian rainforest. But now the sanctuary is threatened by a mining operation, and the last Tasmanian tiger must be lured deeper into the forest. The problem is, no one in the family since her great-grandmother has been able to earn a tiger's trust. Will Louisa be able to save the Tasmanian tiger from disappearing once again, this time forever?
Michelle Kadarusman is an internationally published children’s author. Her books feature themes of self-empowerment, friendship, nature and celebrating differences. Her first middle grade novel, The Theory of Hummingbirds, was inspired in part by her experience of having a childhood disability. Her second novel, Girl of the Southern Sea, set in her father's homeland of Indonesia, was a Governor General's Literary Award finalist and Malka Penn Book Award for Human Rights in Children's Literature Honor Book. Her most recent novel, Music for Tigers, is a 2021 USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2020 Washington Post KidsPost book-club selection and named a Kirkus Best Books of 2020. She lives in Toronto, Canada, and Byron Bay, Australia.