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Gary Schmidt Author Event

Image result for gary schmidt Join us on Saturday, September 28th as we welcome Newbery award-winning author Gary Schmidt!

He will discuss his two most recent titles:

Pay Attention, Carter Jones

"Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken. In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared. Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own."
and So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom
"Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans."

Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by.


Event Date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am
715 Washington
Grand Haven, MI 49417
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom Cover Image
By Gary D. Schmidt, Daniel Minter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626728721
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 25th, 2018

Pay Attention, Carter Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544790858
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - February 5th, 2019