"Writing About disAbilities" is the name of Mr. Stork's presentation. He will speak on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C., from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor West Lobby.
Stork is the author of the young adult novels, "Marcelo in the Real World" and "The Last Summer of the Death Warriors," among others. There will be time for questions and answers, as well as a chance to have books signed.
“Stuff,” including post-it notes, school assignments, to-do lists, diary entries, and more reveal Ginny’s navigation through a typical bumpy year of seventh grade. This “graphic fiction” will intrigue readers who enjoy piecing together a story.
Lonnie writes loving letters to his sister Lili who is in a different foster home. Dion Graham captures the warmth and longing that Lonnie pours out, fully realizing the lyricism of Woodson’s writing. Ages 10-14.
Jon Scieszka just may be the funniest man writing for kids today. We all know his background must have shaped his writing career…but who knew that “almost true” could be this hilarious. Scieszka’s own narration completes the perfect package. Ages 10-14.
Adults will recognize that the narrative imitates Gertrude Stein’s style and presents her circle of friends from Picasso to Alice B. Toklas, while
children will giggle at the nonsensical rhymes whose point is that writing is fun. Chalky acrylics mirror period art, contributing to the playfulness.
Spirited third-grader Clementine, unhappy that a substitute has replaced her beloved Mr. D’Matz, launches a plan to sabotage his planned trip to Egypt and bring him back to the classroom. Deft line drawings blend humor and poignancy in this third installment.
Moxy, the queen of procrastination, is back, and this time, she's putting off writing her Christmas thank-you notes. Will her schemes to shortcut the process cost her a trip to see her absent father in Hollywood?