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Gateway to Reading - Ninive Calegari Opens BPL Lowell Lectures 2/6/14

Boston Public Library Provides "Gateway to Reading" in Lowell Lecture Series
Series features acclaimed authors and experts in children's literature field

Boston Public Library's 2014 "Gateway to Reading" Lowell Lecture Series begins February 3 and runs through May. Featured in the series are writers of children's literature from toddler to teen genres. Bestselling authors and award winners are joined by noted experts and scholars in the field who explore major issues, questions, and scholarship around the creation of books for children and the importance of childhood literacy.

The series features recipients of the highest honors in the children's literature field for their ground breaking and timeless works:
  • Marc Brown, the creator, author, and illustrator of the Arthur series
  • Norton Juster of the classic The Phantom Tollbooth and The Dot & the Line
  • Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
  • Jack Gantos, creator of the Rotten Ralph picture book series and Joey Pigza novels

Ninive Calegari - BPL Lowell Lecture SeriesNínive Calegari:
Tuesday, February 6, at 6 p.m

Nínive Calegari is the co-founder with Dave Eggers of 826 National, which she helped grow from a local tutoring program into an influential education phenomenon that partners with schools, families, and community organizations across the country. A former teacher, Calegari is the president of the Teacher Salary Project; the co-author of Teachers Have It Easy; and the co-producer of American Teacher, a documentary by Oscar-winning director Vanessa Roth, with narration by Matt Damon.

View complete schedule for the lecture series: http://www.bpl.org/lowell.

Posted: Jan 21, 2014     Nancy J Conrad

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