The Davenport Public Library and the Rock Island Public Library are excited to announce a virtual visit with award-winning young adult author, Tiffany D. Jackson on Tuesday, March 9th! We are happy to welcome her into the classrooms and home-learning spaces of students on both sides of the Mississippi River.

If any teen (ages 11-19) is interested in attending the Tiffany D. Jackson virtual author visit and does not attend a school that currently has a partnership with the Davenport or Rock Island Public Library, please contact Amber Carlson at for information.

Ms. Jackson is the author of five young adult novels: Allegedly, Monday’s Not Coming, Let Me Hear a Rhyme, Grown, and The Awakening of Malcolm X and was the recipient of the 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Awards John Steptoe Award for New Talent. You can find more about Tiffany D. Jackson and her work on her website: or at your local library.

The Libraries have been working on bringing Ms. Jackson to the Quad Cities ever since Jason Reynolds, award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, listed her as the author everyone should be reading during his visit to the Davenport Public Library in 2019.

This event was made possible due to numerous grants and support from Sam’s Club, Walmart, Rock Island Rotary, Rock Island Kiwanis, North Scott Rotary, First Book, the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center, the Rock Island/Milan School District 41, and the Davenport Community School District.

For more information visit or call the library at (563) 326-7832.


Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.