In this free public talk, world-renowned children’s author and Vermont resident Katherine Paterson will speak about her work, including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, which is the Vermont Reads choice for 2018. The novel of historical fiction tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.
Vermonters and lovers of children’s literature are undoubtedly familiar with Katherine Paterson and her many highly-acclaimed works, including Bridge to Terabithia. She is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has won the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award twice each. Her novel The Day of the Pelican, about an Albanian refugee family who moves to Barre, was also a Vermont Reads pick, in 2010.
This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your space by pre-registering at the Richmond Library, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (802) 434-3036. Public parking is available in the municipal lot adjacent to the library, at Volunteers Green, and on Depot Street.