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…

Book Week: October 19, 2015 featuring Pam Munoz Ryan

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…