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Author Jerry Spinelli

January 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The award-winning author stops by the library to talk about his new book, “The Warden’s Daughter,” about a motherless 13-year-old girl growing up in an apartment above the entrance of a prison where her father is the warden.

The New York Times has called Spinelli “a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” In “The Warden’s Daughter,” he masterfully spins a tale of loss and redemption. Not only does this book demonstrate the power of kindness, it also makes readers realize that kindness can be hidden in the least likely people and places.

Jerry Spinelli is the author of many books for young readers, including “Stargirl;” “Love, Stargirl;” “Milkweed;” “Crash;” “Hokey Pokey;” “Wringer;” and “Maniac Magee,” winner of the Newbery Medal; along with “Knots in My Yo-yo String,” his autobiography.

Copies of Spinelli’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored by the Princeton Kids Events Coalition (Princeton Public Library, Princeton Public Schools, jaZams and Labyrinth Books).


January 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Community Room
65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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