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Newbery Honor author Jasmine Warga to visit Central Library

Newbery Honor author Jasmine Warga to visit Central Library
Newbery Honor author Jasmine Warga to visit Central Library

Jasmine Warga, a Newbery Honor and New York Times-bestselling author, will visit Central Library on Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to speak about her books and writing. Book sales courtesy of Kids Ink, as well as a book signing, will be available following the event. Register online for Warga's talk.

Warga writes young adult and middle grade novels. Other Words for Home, a 2020 Newbery Honor Book, follows a Syrian girl who moves to Cincinnati, Ohio and explores questions of belonging. Her latest novel, A Rover’s Story, follows a Mars rover who is tested in ways that go beyond space exploration and finds the determination, courage, and resilience to succeed and survive. She is the author of young adult books My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now, which have been translated into over twenty different languages. Jasmine currently teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

“We are excited to welcome Jasmine to The Indianapolis Public Library for an author talk” said Devery North, program specialist with Indianapolis Public Library. “It is thrilling to have a visit from an author who writes for a middle grade audience. She writes charismatic characters, touches on the importance of kindness, and explores hard topics with sensitivity and humor to create a wonderful reading experience.”

In addition to her talk at Central Library, Warga will host a private author talk for middle school students at Shortridge High School who are reading Other Words for Home as a part of their curriculum.

This event is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.