WE ARE THRILLED to announce the 2020 lineup of award-winning, New York Times bestselling authors in the Great Authors at the Library series:
During their visit to Champaign, authors present a public talk about their writing, sign books, and meet local readers. We arrange book giveaways in advance, sharing ”Read and pass along” copies of the author’s books with community members. For authors of children’s books and teen titles, we set up school visits and workshops so that area schoolchildren can meet these literary giants. We also provide books to our partnering Champaign Unit 4 school libraries. And for our community’s youngest readers, we give out books at storytimes to help families build home libraries.
Other acclaimed speakers in the Great Authors at the Library series have included New York Times bestselling authors Terry McMillan, Colson Whitehead, Nnedi Okorafor, Gregory Maguire, Luis Alberto Urrea, Nikki Grimes, Jamie Ford, Javaka Steptoe, Elizabeth Berg, and David Sheff.
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