May 17, 2019 - Award Winning Author Avi

May 17, 2019
For immediate release


BENTON, KY – Author Avi, winner of a Newbery Award, a Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, and multiple Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, will be visiting the Marshall County Public Library @Benton on Friday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation that will be free and open to the public.

Avi may have seen his first children’s book published in 1970, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost his knack for connecting with young fans.

“His books are really amazing,” enthuses Shae Henley, a going-into-4th-grade student.

Avi agrees that engaging his readers is one of the key reasons he keeps writing, and that he’s been fortunate enough to hear directly from readers about the impact his books have had. “I have been touched many times by readers who find some special connection between their lives and something I have written: the Danish girl who read something of min in Danish, and struggled to communicate that in her halting English; the autistic boy who somehow found something meaningful about my books that reaches his own inner life; the women who have told me how important The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle was to them when growing up; the boy who felt a new sense of courage after reading Crispin.”

Thanks to a generous donation by the Marshall County Rotary Club, Avi will be sharing his stories and wisdom with all the fourth and fifth grade Marshall County students when he visits the area.

Avi is the author of seventy books for children and young adults. Among his most popular books are Crispin: The Cross of Lead, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing But the Truth, the Poppy books, Midnight Magic, and The Fighting Ground. The program at the library will be open to both young readers and adults.