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‘How I Library’ Episode Three: Linda Sue Park and Kate DiCamillo

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In episode three of "How I Library," I Love Libraries editor and show host Phil Morehart speaks with Newbery Medal-winning authors Linda Sue Park and Kate DiCamillo.

Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park

Park is the author of more than 30 books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winner "A Single Shard" in 2002. She’s an outspoken critic of book bans and censorship. She notably appeared at a school board meeting in Duval County, Florida, in 2022 to speak out against their banning of multiple books, including her work, "Nya’s Long Walk." Park’s new picture book for kids, “My Book and Me,” is a lyrical tribute to the joys of books and reading, featuring illustrations by Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka.

Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo

DiCamillo, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2014–2015, is the author of numerous beloved works for young readers. She’s a two-time Newbery Medal winner (for “The Tale of Despereaux” in 2004 and “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” in 2014). In 2001, she was awarded a Newbery Honor for “Because of Winn-Dixie,” a book that has been banned by some school districts in the U.S. for profanity. Her new book, “Ferris,” is a hilarious and achingly real love story about a girl, a ghost, a grandmother, and growing up.

Park and DiCamillo join Morehart for lively discussions of their latest books, why they write for kids, book bans, their favorite library memories, and much more.

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