Two Newbery Award-winning children’s authors will be at Politics & Prose Monday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 am.
Clare Vanderpool, whose debut novel, Moon Over Manifest, won the 2012 Newbery Medal, will read from Navigating Early, a novel about two young boys who embark on a quest to find a Great Appalachian Bear in the mountains. Booklist said: “ . . . Vanderpool’s sharp, honest narrative, sparkling with the stars of the night sky, pieces together an elaborate, layered plot with precision, weaving multiple threads into a careful, tidy conclusion. . .”
The popular and prolific Jerry Spinelli, best known for the novels Maniac Magee and Wringer, will also be at Politics & Prose, discussing his new book Hokey Pokey. It’s a coming-of-age tale set in a town where childhood is full of simple delights. But after Jack’s bike is stolen, everything starts to change and Jack must, too. Kirkus Reviews called the book "masterful" and "bittersweet."
Where: Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District Of Columbia
When: Monday, Jan. 7, 10:30 am