Award-winning author to read at Connolly

March 2, 2007
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Celebrated young adult and children’s book author Jacqueline Woodson will be reading, speaking about and signing some of her recent books at the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Connolly Branch at 433 Centre St., Mon., March 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will take place in the library’s community room and is free and open to the public.

Woodson is the critically acclaimed author of more than 20 books for children and teenagers, and is the recipient of numerous literary awards including two times as a National Book Awards finalist, the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement and the prestigious Newbury Honor Medal. Woodson is also winner of a Coretta Scott King Award.

At the Connolly Branch, Woodson will read from a variety of her most popular works, including the picture book “Show Way” middle-grade novel “Locomotion,” teen novel “Behind You” and her new novel “Feathers,” making it a truly “all-ages” event. (All young people over the age of 5 are encouraged to attend.) A question-and-answer session with the author and book signing will follow the talk.

“We are thrilled to have an accomplished author of Jacqueline Woodson’s caliber at the BPL,” said BPL President Bernard Margolis. “Her delightful books are wildly popular among children and teens across the country.”

This event is co-sponsored by the BPL and the Foundation for Children’s Books. Books will be available for purchase on site, courtesy of Jamaicaway Books and Gifts.

For more information, patrons should contact the Connolly Branch at 522-1960 or visit the library’s web site at www.bpl.org. (The library is wheelchair-accessible).

Submitted by the Boston Public Library.

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