Fairfield's One Book One Town 2019 book selection & author event

Date: 03-18-2019

Time: 19:00

One Book One Town 2019  marks the eleventh time Fairfield has celebrated a town wide read. Librarians and staff from the Fairfield Public Library, Pequot Library, Fairfield University, and the Fairfield University Bookstore announced the two selections for One Book One Town (OBOT) 2019 in January. The selections are Harbor Me, and to include young readers, the picture book The Day You Begin, both by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. Visit the DiMenna-Nyselius Library to see the OBOT display on the main floor, and borrow the books with your StagCard.

The signature event of One Book One Town is always the much anticipated Meet the Author event. Jacqueline Woodson will visit campus on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Registration is free and required.

Woodson has written more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children. She received the 2014 National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming, which also won the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Another Brooklyn, which was a 2016 National Book Award Finalist and Woodson’s first adult novel in twenty years. In 2015, Woodson was named Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Most recently, she was named the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

Related Web Site : http://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/OBOT/

For more information, contact Lisa Thornell / x2138 / lthornell@fairfield.edu