Dave at Little Shop writes in…
The forecast for Friday evening is for cool temperatures and a clear sky — perfect weather for heading over to beautiful Presser Hall on the Agnes Scott College campus for the finale of the On The Same Page program and to hear author Kate DiCamillo.
This year’s book was Kate’s debut novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, which won a Newbery Honor. (Kate has also been recognized with two Newbery Medals, a National Book Award finalist, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, and a Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Fiction. In the world of children’s literature, she’s about the best there is.)
As Kate is currently serving as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she was the perfect fit this year’s On The Same Page and we are immensely honored to have her. She will be speaking to students at a couple of Decatur schools during her visit, and this will be the opportunity for everyone to see her.
“When we read together—when a grandfather reads to a granddaughter, when a teacher reads to a classroom, when a parent reads to a child, when a sister reads to a brother, when everyone in a town reads the same book silently, together—we are taken out of our aloneness.
Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.
And when we connect, we are changed.”
Friday, November 14th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. First come, first seated. There is no charge for this event. Free parking is available in the deck on South McDonough Street across from Presser Hall. (You can view a campus map here. Presser Hall is 5; the parking deck is P2.)
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