Meet the author!
Free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Inprint invites you to enjoy an afternoon with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo. Ms. DiCamillo will read from and talk about her newest book Raymie Nightingale (Grades 5 and up), coming out in April 2016. After her presentation, she will take questions from the audience, followed by a book sale and signing*, giving fans a chance to visit with her. Books will be available for sale at the event through Blue Willow Bookshop.
Booklist says, “Newbery-winner DiCamillo is a master storyteller not just because she creates characters who dance off the page and plots, whether epic or small, that never fail to engage and delight readers. Her biggest strength is exposing the truths that open and heal the human heart. She believes in possibilities and forgiveness and teaches her audience that the salt of life can be cut with the right measure of love.”
Kate DiCamillo, named the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, is the beloved author of many award-winning books, including The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which was a #1 New York Times best seller; the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux (made into an animated feature film); The Magician’s Elephant; the Newbery Honor Book Because of Winn-Dixie (made into a feature film); the National Book Award finalist The Tiger Rising; and the Mercy Watson and Bink & Gollie series. She received a second Newbery Medal for her 2014 novel Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, also a New York Times best seller and named to best-books-of-the-year lists by Amazon, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and elsewhere. The Huffington Post calls it “[L]augh-out-loud funny, tender, difficult and hopeful all at once … Cynics beware, this book is meant for those open to joy, wonder, loyalty and friendship of all stripes.”
Her upcoming book Raymie Nightingale centers on the unlikely friendship of three girls whose challenges result in them coming to the rescue in unexpected ways.
For more information on Kate DiCamillo visit her website by clicking here.
*Please note that the book signing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon entering the theater, people wishing to have books signed will be given a number, and the book signing will take place in numerical order after the on-stage presentation. Unlimited copies of the Raymie Nightingale will be signed, and 1 backlist title per person will be signed.