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Monday, 23 May 2011

Tomorrow, 24 May, the Foundation for Children’s Books will host its annual “New England Voices” event in Walsh Hall at Boston College. This event, starting at 7:30 P.M., is free and open to the public. There will even be refreshments, as well as books available for purchase and signing.

Once again I’ll introduce the four regional authors who will speak about and read from their work:
  • Karen Day is a colleague in one of my writing groups. She specializes in emotional novels about middle-graders. Her latest is A Million Miles from Boston, showing how twelve-year-old Lucy’s annual summer trip to Maine doesn’t turn out at all as she’d hoped.
  • Nancy Poydar has written and illustrated twelve picture books, including No Fair Science Fair. She taught sixth grade for over a dozen years before becoming a full-time book creator.
  • Susan Lynn Meyer is the author of Black Radishes. This debut novel is about a young Jewish boy in Nazi-occupied France was inspired by experiences of Meyer’s father.
  • Christine McDonnell is a picture-book author and children’s librarian from Jamaica Plain. Her latest, Goyangi Means Cat, shows a young girl coming from Korea to live with her new American family.
Come out for an entertaining evening with some of New England’s many talented authors!

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