Program Type:Author Event
Age Group:Kids , Elementary
Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are proud to welcome Olympic gold medalist and figure skating champion Nathan Chen to Darien! Nathan will share his debut picture book, Wei Skates On, about an ice skater facing your fears and finding the joy in sports, no matter the outcome.
Wei has loved ice skating ever since his first visit to the rink. He loves gliding across the ice, taking flight on jumps, and moving with the music—there’s nothing else like it! Now Wei’s first big competition is coming up. He’s very excited and he’s been training hard. But what if he doesn’t win?
During the program, Nathan will read from his new book, participate in an audience Q&A, and sign copies of his picture book. Copies of Wei Skates On will be available for purchase from Barrett Bookstore at the event.
Recommended for children with their parent or caregiver. Please register each member of the family who plans to attend.
About the Author and Illustrator
Born in Salt Lake City, Nathan Chen began skating at age three. After an Olympic debut in 2018 that earned him fifth place, Chen went on to win three World Championships, six Grand Prix events, two Grand Prix Finals, and six more U.S. titles. When Chen returned to the Olympics in 2022, he secured an Olympic gold medal, which established him as the first Asian American male skater to win the title.
Lorraine Nam is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Philadelphia and spent her childhood drawing pictures and folding origami to pass the time at her parents’ jewelry store. She now spends her days combining those two loves to create her illustrations. She is the illustrator of the picture book biography Look Up With Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars, written by Jennifer Berne.