Award-Winning Children's Author Kate DiCamillo
Families and fans of children's literature are invited as two-time Newbery Medal-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo will discuss her works on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
DiCamillo will highlight her most recent book, Louisiana's Way Home, in which the author returns to the world of a previous novel to tell us more about a character already known and loved. Set two years after the events described in Raymie Nightingale, a finalist for the National Book Award, Louisiana's Way Home picks up the story of Raymie's friend Louisiana Elefante, who uncovers difficult truths about her past and makes choices that will determine her future.
DiCamillo's themes of hope and belief amid impossibile circumstances have resonated with readers of all ages. Her first published novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, was a runaway bestseller that earned a Newbery Honor. Her second novel, The Tiger Rising, became a National Book Award finalist. The Tale of Despereaux, which inspired an animated adventure from Universal Pictures, earned for DiCamillo a Newbery Medal. Her second Newbery Medal-winning book, Flora & Ulysses, was released in 2013.
Born in Philadelphia but raised in the South, DiCamillo now lives in Minneapolis where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.
Following her presentation, DiCamillo will sign and personalize an unlimited number of Louisiana's Way Home books, along with a limit of one title from her previous works per person. Book sales will be provided by Kids Ink.
Call 317-275-4100 for more information about this free Library program.