Grace Lin is here!
Gordon's fourteenth annual Karla Harry Visiting Author started her day reading, drawing and talking with Gordon's three- and four-year-olds. She talked about her creative process, and the students were eager to connect after weeks of reading and discussing her work. It was the beginning of two days she will spend working directly with Gordon students in all three divisions of the school, talking about her picture books as well as her novels Year of the Dog and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
Grace Lin is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who won the Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the Theodor Geisel Honor for Ling and Ting. Her novel When the Sea Turned to Silver was a National Book Award Finalist and her picture book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star was awarded the Caldecott Honor. She previously visited Gordon in 2009, and students, parents and alumni prepared for this visit with a marathon reading of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon on Saturday.
Lin's visit is one of many author visits that have been happening as part of this year's Book Fair. Other guests have included Gabby Rivera (America), Cecil Castellucci (Plain Janes), Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes) and ten-year-old author Orion Razat, as well as the team who assembled the collection No Voice Too Small. The final author event will be Monday's conversation with neurologist David Badre, free and open to the public, at www.gordonschool.org/badre
More on Gordon's Book Fair, including ways to support Gordon and a local bookseller while shopping this weekend, at bookfair.gordonschool.org