Are you ready to rediscover your sense of wonder? Curious to experience
a world from before enchantment was eclipsed by doubt? Join us for an
evening with a master storyteller to let your imagination soar.
The author of over forty books for young readers, including Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi León, The Dreamer, and most recently a New York Times bestseller Echo, Pam Muñoz Ryan is one of the most accomplished authors in North America. Her novels and picturebooks have received the NEA’s Civil and Human Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award in Multicultural Literature, the Pura Belpré Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, the Schneider Family Award and
other prestigious honors. Pam’s books tell stories of ordinary characters who succeed despite circumstances stacked against them. Her works empower young readers to believe that they too can make a difference. They nurture hope that our efforts matter and our fate is not yet sealed.
Pam was born in raised in Bakersfield, California. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Diego State University and lives near San Diego with her family.
Free and open to the public
5:30–6:30 p.m. Appetizer/wine reception
6:30–7:15 p.m. Pam Muñoz Ryan, “Beginnings, Belongings, and
Becoming a Writer”
7:15–8:30 p.m. Post-lecture conversation and Q&A, book signing to follow
Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall, 200 Oak St S.E., Minneapolis