Welcome to this latest attempt to connect librarians from west-central Wisconsin with each other! Please send in content (booklists, ideas, photos, etc.), and comment on posts so we can help each other. If you were using feedmyinbox to get new posts sent to you before, you'll need to switch to another service (blogtrottr works like feedmyinbox, googlereader is a good blog-reader to try).

Search This Blog

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Here's a Good Reason to Drive to Eau Claire!

One of my favorite authors is coming to Eau Claire in a couple of weeks as part of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival!  Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novelist, and author of Printz Award-winning  American Born Chinese, a funny, thought-provoking, important and totally engaging book that includes elements of magical realism and mythology.  I've heard from reliable sources (other librarians!) that he is a terrific presenter, too.  And he's coming to Eau Claire, people!  There is nothing quite so inspiring as seeing a brilliant author, and chances to do so are few and far between.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 19, 1:00 pm at the Dakota Room at the UWEC Davies Center.

If you are thinking of driving over/up/down--let me know!  Maybe we can all get together for lunch beforehand!  There are other terrific authors presenting at libraries and other venues around the Chippewa Valley all week--take a peek at the whole schedule and be amazed.

Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander

P.S.  I just finished reading Gene Luen Yang's latest book, Boxers this weekend.  It's a disturbing, fascinating, harrowing, and completely engaging look at the Boxer Rebellion in China, told from the point of view of a young man who ends up as a leader of the rebellion after he sees his village (and his own father) destroyed by European immigrants and Christian missionaries.  I'm looking forward to reading the companion graphic novel, Saints, told from the perspective of a young Chinese girl during the same time period who has suffered neglect and abuse, and finds her calling as a nun. Both books are on the long list for the National Book Award this year.

No comments:

Post a Comment