Meet 2013 Newbery Medal Winner!

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October 23, 2013 by WITS Editor

Don’t miss this free Inprint event with 2013 Newbery Medal Winner Katherine Applegate!  This is part of Inprint’s exciting Cool Brains! Reading Series for Young People. See their announcement below for more information.

Meet the author
KATHERINE APPLEGATE
2013 Newbery Medal Winner
Sunday, October 27, 2013 
3 pm (doors open 2:15 pm)
Johnston Middle School, 10140 Manhattan  
FREE! 

For more information click here.

Katherine Applegate will make a presentation about her work followed by a Q & A with the audience and a book sale and signing, at which audience members can meet her. Enter a drawing to win a free signed poster or book by Applegate here.

KATHERINE APPLEGATE has written many books for children and young adults, including the picture book The Buffalo Storm, the chapter book seriesRoscoe Riley Rules, and the Animorphs series, which has sold more than 35 million copies. Her novel Home of the Bravewas awarded the 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction. Her latest novel The One and Only Ivan, in addition to garnering the 2013 Newbery Medal, was named a best children’s book of 2012 by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews and listed among Amazon.com’s middle grade “2012 Best Books of the Year.” It also was included in the Texas Bluebonnet Award 2013-14 Master List. 

The story, for readers ages 8-12, is about Ivan, a charming gorilla who lives in a video arcade. A starred School Library Journal review says, “Applegate makes a powerful statement about the treatment of animals—especially those living in captivity—and reminds readers that all creatures deserve a safe place to call home …. this lovely story and the characters will capture readers’ hearts and never let go. A must-have.” A starred Kirkus Reviews calls the novel “utterly believable … this bittersweet story … will inspire a new generation of advocates.”

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