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Katherine Paterson | "Read to Live" :: VHC 1st Wed Lecture

kp lecture imageNational Book Award winner Katherine Paterson speaks on the importance of literacy and developing a love for reading, which was the inspiration for her latest novel My Brigadista Year, the story of a Cuban teenager who volunteers for a national literacy campaign to teach others how to read.

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.

She is a vice-president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and is a member of the board of trustees for Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also a honorary lifetime member of the International Board of Books for Young People and an Alida Cutts lifetime member of the US section, USBBY. She is the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Free and open to the public. This 1st Wednesday lecture is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, the Norwich Public Library and the Norwich Historical Society.

The bookstore will be on hand with books for purchase and signing.
 

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, VT
My Brigadista Year Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536202236
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Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2019

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.


Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064401845
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to


The Great Gilly Hopkins Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064402019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: HarperCollins - April 13th, 2004

This timeless Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson about a wisecracking, ornery, completely unforgettable young heroine. Now a feature film starring Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, and Octavia Spencer! This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.


Jacob Have I Loved Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064403689
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

The Master Puppeteer Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Haru Wells (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064402811
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Published: HarperTeen - March 24th, 1989

Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater? Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, is determined to find out, even at risk to his own life.

Meamwhile, Jiro devotes himself to learning puppetry.