Free tickets for this live online event will be available on this page starting Wednesday, September 23 at 12 pm noon
The 2020/2021 Inprint Cool Brains! Reading Series proudly presents a free live online event with literary superstar Lois Lowry, sharing her new novel The Willoughbys Return.
Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet, the popular Anastasia Krupnik series, and The Willoughbys (now a Netflix animated film!). She is the winner of two Newbery Medals and countless other honors, including the California Young Reader’s Medal and the Mark Twain Award. Lowry’s legendary writing is known for both entertaining audiences and tackling important, complex themes for young readers—themes like racism, freedom, climate change and the importance of human connections. Her new book, The Willoughbys Return, is a hilarious sequel to her original Willoughbys story that Kirkus calls “archly comedic” and Booklist praises for “sure-handed storytelling and wry wit.” The story grapples with such profound questions as: What is the point of being the reclusive son of a billionaire when your father is no longer a billionaire? What is the future without candy in it? And is there any escaping the odiousness of the Willoughbys?
Ms. Lowry holds honorary degrees from Brown University, The University of Southern Maine, Elmhurst College, and Wilson College, among others. She was born in Hawaii and lives in Maine. About her work, Ms. Lowry says, “I try, through writing, to convey my passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring more, and doing more, for one another.”