To Timbuktu

Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story

by Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg

about the book

 

An illustrated travelogue about the handful of years right after college that Casey and Steven spent adventuring around Asia and West Africa... Yeah, All the way to timbuktu.

 

Impressively witty, perceptive, and candid… [An] effortless mix of globe-trotting adventure, romance, humor, and expanding self-knowledge. // Publishers Weekly starred review

 

For teens itching to get out into the world, this is a road map, and Casey and Steven make for eminently pleasant traveling companions. // American Library Association’s Booklist review

 

Often humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking. // School Library Association

 

 A breath of fresh air from a sometimes contrived, bloated genre… a must-read for any bright-eyed Gen X or Y (especially couples!) thinking of living and working in a non-Western environment. // Lonely Planet

 

 

what they're up to now

 

After their travels, Casey and Steven moved to San Francisco then back to Morocco then over to Brooklyn for a bit until 2014 when they moved up the Catskill Mountains of New York State where they opened The Spruceton Inn: a Catskills Bed and Bar. 

Casey is a writer as well as the Head Innkeeper at the Inn. You can see more about what she's up to these days at caseyscieszka.com and on Instagram at @sprucetoninn

Steven is a kids' book writer and illustrator as well as a painter. You can check out his current work at stevenweinbergstudio.com and on Instagram @steven_draws

LOCAL LANGUAGE LITERACY

Upon returning to the States, Casey and Steven founded the 501(c)3 non-profit Local Language Literacy in order to raise funds to create, print, and distribute books in native languages throughout the world.

Their first project was a novel in Bamanankan titled "Sababu Man Dogon" which was distributed to more than three thousand school age kids in Mali.

Their second project was a bilingual picture book in Wolof and French titled "Akkako" which is currently being prepared for print and distribution throughout the Dakar region.

Interested in donating or helping out in some other way? Drop 'em a line here!