Please note that this live stream event will be viewable directly on the Inprint website. The link to view the reading will be provided to those that order a free ticket in the ticket receipt from Eventbrite,
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. Lowry will make a presentation about The Willougbys Return and respond to video messages/questions submitted by Houston kids.
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Hey kids, send in a short video message for Lois Lowry to be included in the live event!
Videos should be no longer than 30-seconds
Videos can include a question for Lois Lowry about The Willoughbys, The Willoughbys Return, her other books, her life as a writer, or a general message about what Lowry’s books have meant to you
Begin the video with your name and what grade you are in
Send videos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, October 8 at 9 am CT
Select videos will be part of the live event for Lowry to see and respond to, and those selected will receive a free copy of The Willoughbys Return
Lois Lowry is the author of more than 40 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestsellers The Giver and Number the Stars, 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.”