The County of Santa Clara's Shelter-at-Home order remains in effect as some businesses and new activities are allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols and safety requirements in place. For local updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, visit

Hours & Locations

Connect with SC City Library

Library FB icon  Library Twitter Icon  Library YouTube Icon   Library Email Icon    

Library Pinterest Icon   Library Instagram Icon

Library Department Home Page Banner


Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

NORTHSIDE Book Party: Under a Painted Sky

Post Date:03/18/2015

NORTHSIDE Book Party: Under a Painted Sky

Saturday, March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Northside Library.

Come celebrate with us as local author Stacey Lee launches her newest book, Under the Painted SkyPublisher's Weekly says the book is "a vivid, non-traditional western... with plenty of twists."

About the book, Under the Painted Sky:
A powerful story of friendship and sacrifice, for fans of CODE NAME VERITY.

Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician—not an easy thing if you’re a girl, and harder still if you’re Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream, and instead, leaves her fearing for her life. With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush.

Sammy and Andy forge a powerful bond as they each search for a link to their past, and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. But when they cross paths with a band of cowboys, the light-hearted troupe turn out to be unexpected allies. With the law closing in on them and new setbacks coming each day, the girls quickly learn that there are not many places to hide on the open trail.

AuthorThis debut is an exciting adventure and heart-wrenching survival tale. But above all else, it’s a story about perseverance and trust that will restore your faith in the power of friendship.

About Author Stacey Lee:
Stacey Lee is fourth generation Chinese-American.  She is a native of southern California and graduated from UCLA with her law degree at UC Davis King Hall.  After practicing law in Silicon Valley for several years, she finally picked up the pen and started writing. Stacey plays classical piano, raises her two children together with her supportive husband in Silicon Valley, and writes YA fiction.

This program is sponsored by G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Books USA.  

For more information, contact Northside Library at 1-408-615-5500.

Return to full list >>