Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site author Sherri Duskey Rinker and Some Kind of Courage author Dan Gemeinhart visit the library!
On Saturday, April 29, middle school author Dan Gemeinhart will speak about his passion for writing, as well as about his books, including his newest book Scar Island. A Q&A session will follow. Middle schoolers in grades 6-8 can reserve a spot for either the 10 am or the 2 pm visit by calling the Youth Department at 630-790-6620 or visiting gepl.org/events/meet-the-authors. Parents are also welcome to register for the event.
"In a field overrun by trilogies, Dan Gemeinhart's standalone novels are refreshing," said Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian. "He writes books that engage middle schoolers." Last year, Gemeinhart's first novel, The Honest Truth, won the Glen Crest Middle School Battle of the Books competition.
Middle schoolers can bring their favorite Dan Gemeinhart book to be autographed after the discussion. A representative from The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn will have copies of Scar Island available for sale at the library.
The following Saturday, May 6, author Sherri Duskey Rinker will talk about her books, including her new books Silly Wonderful You and Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, her writing process, and where she looks for new ideas for stories. She will also take questions from the audience. Reserve a spot for the 10 am visit by calling the Youth Department at 630-790-6620 or by visiting gepl.org/events/meet-the-authors. Kids of all ages can attend.
"Kids love her books because she writes about transportation," said Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director. "Her books have a fun rhythm to them, composed of simple text with appealing illustrations."
Be sure to bring your favorite Sherri Duskey Rinker book to be autographed after the discussion. A representative from The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn will have a selection of her books available for sale at the library.