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…

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.…

Book Week 2017: An evening with Thanhha Lai

by Nick Kleese The trees held onto their leaves for one final week this year, all so that attendees’ journeys to the 2017 Book Week event with Thanhha Lai could be quintessentially autumn. In fact, Lai would go on to acknowledge this picturesque weather in her lecture. “It’s not cold enough,” she joked. The crowd…