Featured Author Event: Jerry Spinelli
On Tuesday, January 24th, Jerry Spinelli continues his book tour promoting, THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER, with an in-store event at Books of Wonder in New York City.
The acclaimed STARGIRL author has received widespread attention for his newest title. THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER has received four starred reviews from Shelf Awareness, Bulletin, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus. On January 8th, Spinelli was a guest on NPR’s Weekend Edition to discuss the themes and prison setting of this book. Next month, the New York Times will review THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER as a standalone review.
Spinelli is best known for his beloved middle grade novels STARGIRL and LOVE, STARGIRL, but has also penned other celebrated titles such as MILKWEED, CRASH, WRINGER, and MANIAC MAGEE, the winner of the Newbery Medal. In his autobiography, KNOTS IN MY YO-YO STRING, Spinelli chronicled his experiences as a young boy growing up in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College and still lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.
Jerry Spinelli will be joined by fellow author Richard Peck at Books of Wonder on January 24th at 6:00 PM.