Book Week 2019: Donna Jo Napoli

2019 Book Week features Donna Jo Napoli Donna Jo Napoli is the author of award-winning books for children as well as a prominent linguist, whose work ranges from mathematical analysis of folk dance to structures of American Sign Language. Born to Italian American parents, Napoli is best known for her emotionally gripping retellings of premodern…

Review: My Friend, the Starfinder by George Ella Lyon

Reviewed by Justice Sahaydak George Ella Lyon’s My Friend, the Starfinder is a simply worded picture book with gorgeous artwork by award-winning Stephen Gammell that could fill both a child and an adult with a sense of wonder. This story is a woman’s recollections of the stories she was told as a child by her…

BOOK WEEK: Meet Author Nnedi Okorafor

Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor delivers the 2018 CEHD Book Week lecture on Thursday, October 25,  2018.  Read about the event here.  Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning author of Africa-based science fiction and fantasy. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, she is known for weaving African culture into evocative settings, memorable characters, and wonder-filled plots.…