Thursday, February 9, 2012

Leslie Connor - GUEST AUTHOR coming to Washington NC!

Author of children’s and young adult books, will be the guest author of
Friends of the Brown Library! 

Washington Civic Center, Washington NC 


Saturday, February 18, 2012 

at 2 P.M.  

Grandparents, parents and children will all want to meet this award-winning and inspiring writer.  Leslie will read from her books and share with us the roots of her stories.  How did each story come about?  Who does she draw on for character inspirations?  Do any of the characters exist in real life?  Plenty of time will be allowed for conversation with the author.

Leslie Connor 

Leslie’s “tween” book, Waiting for Normal, is a story about one girl’s giant spirit as she seeks stability amid a broken family. 

The novel won the 2009 Connecticut Book Award, the American Library’s Association’s Schneider Family Book Award, and appears on many state medal reading lists.

For upper middle graders, Leslie’s title Crunch is about children of today caught in a gas crunch reminiscent of the 1970’s. Dewey Marriss and his siblings are “home alone” and trying to keep the family’s bike repair business running when their parents are stranded by the fuel outage. Crunch appears on several prestigious book lists.  

A picture book, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, also a Connecticut Book Award winner, and the International Reading Association’s prize for primary fiction, is the story of a young immigrant woman’s life in America. 

A young adult book, Dead on Town Line, rounds out Leslie’s publishing accomplishments.

 Mark your calendars for February 18, 2012 when Leslie, from Madison, CT., will be visiting Washington, North Carolina! 

The cost for the program is $5.00 
FREE with a membership to Friends Of The Brown Library

Memberships can be purchased at the door for $15.00 per family per year and entitle the family to attend ALL of the programs offered by Friends of the Brown Library.

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