Friday, October 16th, 5:30 pm
One of Minnesota’s most legendary literary figures will discuss her most recent trilogy, twenty years of Because of Winn-Dixie, and much, much more! In conversation with Kate DiCamillo will be Jennifer M. Brown. This event will be ASL interpreted, thanks to support from the University of Minnesota Libraries; for more information about this and other ASL interpreted events, see HERE.
Replay of this event is available throughout 2020!
Buy Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem, and other books by Kate DiCamillo at Red Balloon Bookshop!
Hailed by the Boston Herald as “a natural children’s book writer,” Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (Flora & Ulysses in 2014 and The Tale of Despereaux in 2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is also a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emerita, appointed by the Library of Congress. Her June 2020 release, Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem (Candlewick),is the fifth installment of the Tales from Deckawoo Drive series for middle grade readers. Originally from Florida, DiCamillo now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more at www.katedicamillo.com.
Jennifer M. Brown is senior editor of Shelf Awareness, an e-newsletter for the book trade and consumers, and has spent the past 30 years toggling between her two passions, education and bookmaking. She has served as director of the Center for Children’s Literature, librarian at Bank Street College of Education, and publisher of Knopf Books for Young Readers. When she’s not combing bookshelves for her next read, you can find her performing cabaret at Don’t Tell Mama in New York. Jenny lives with her husband in Hewitt, NJ.