Disney-Hyperion Releases New Paperback Edition of Award-Winning The Year of Goodbyes
Disney-Hyperion Books has just released the paperback edition of The Year of Goodbyes, Debbie Levy’s award-winning book that tells the story of her mother’s last year living as a girl in Nazi Germany in 1938.
Children’s book illustrator speaking at library
An award-winning children’s book illustrator will speak May 7 at the Broome County Public Library.
E.B. Lewis, who has illustrated 65 children’s books and won the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a 2005 Caldecott Honor, will talk about his life and work at 6:30 p.m.
Name selected for new Santa Maria elementary school
The name of the school will be Jimenez Elementary named after Francisco and Robert Jiminez.
Francisco Jimenez is an acclaimed writer and author of best-selling books, including The Circuit, Breaking Through, and Reaching Out about his family’s personal struggles as Mexican immigrants working in the fields in California.
5th Avenue Adventure Musical Theater Touring Co. visits area schools
The cast performed the original musical based on Ken Mochizuki’s novel of the same name about Japanese Americans during WWII.
Musuem explores the story behind Rockwell civil rights paintings
“This is out of the box for the museum,” said Julia Gorzka Freeman, director of development. “We always offer discussions about the art, but this is new for us to have the subject of a painting come talk about the story behind the art.”
AWP 2015 with Children’s Publishers and Authors: A Photo Essay
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs held its annual conference from April 9-11, and effectively took over the city of Minneapolis for four days. Approximately 12,000 writers and industry professionals attended 550 panels and checked out the AWP book fair inside the convention center, where 700 exhibitors displayed their wares.
On the morning of the first day of the conference, the Plot IS Character, Character IS Plot panel drew 250 people to the convention center. The panelists included (from l.) children’s authors Nova Ren Suma, Varian Johnson, William Konigsberg, and Jewell Parker Rhodes.
NYT best-selling author visits Appleton schools
The inspiration for author Linda Sue Park’s books varies – something she reads, a movie she watches or a contribution from her family.
In “A Long Walk to Water,” Park was inspired by a story told by her husband, journalist Ben Dobbin, about Salva Dut, a Lost Boy of the Sudan who came to the U.S. after he was displaced by civil war.
Acclaimed author Louise Erdrich creates interactive exhibit
Internationally-acclaimed author Louise Erdrich has long wanted to have a reading where she doesn’t have to be present. The show, “Asynchronous Reading,” features several telephones placed throughout the gallery, each offering a different message. As one woman picked up a vintage telephone and listened intently, Erdrich couldn’t help but smile.
Authors speak to Albany’s Giffen Elementary students
Today, the award-winning author – best known for her novel “Bridge to Terabithia,” which was later made into a movie – wants children to find that same love of reading in their own lives, no matter what their challenges or backgrounds.