28 May 2015

Visiting Authors 2016: Jacqueline Woodson and Steve Jenkins

ASD Libraries are thrilled to announce our visiting authors for the next school year. We will have the privilege to host awarding-winning authors Jacqueline Woodson and Steve Jenkins from March 13-24, 2016. During their 10-day visit, Woodson and Jenkins will engage our students from K1 through Grade 12, our staff and our parents in a series of workshops and presentations.

Jacqueline Woodson is the prolific author of 28 books for young people ranging from pictures books to young adult novels. Woodson has won the Newbery Honor three times, the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Coretta Scott King Award. Some of her well know books include The Other Side, Locomotion, Show Way and Hush. Most recently, she won the National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming.

Steve Jenkins is the author of nonfiction 35 beautifully illustrated nonfiction science books for early and middle grades. A winner the Caldecott Honor and of many awards, Jenkins work brings animals, habits and nature to life through fascinating facts and intricate paper collage art. Some titles our students love are Actual Size, Creature Features and Eye to Eye. Jenkins' cowriter and wife, Robin Page, will also join him in presenting at ASD.

We look forward to working with these two talented authors next year. The libraries have multiple copies of Woodson's and Jenkins' books available for check out. More details about the authors' schedules and opportunities to purchase books for signing will be shared after the summer.

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