Kate DiCamillo - "An Evening of Hope"
Mar 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:00

$22 Advance (includes admission for one adult AND one child and a signed copy of Kate DiCamillo's new book, "La La La".)

$25 At the Door

Green Bean Books will host beloved, award-winning, children's author Kate DiCamillo for a family-friendly educational presentation reading and book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the show.

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Kate DiCamillo | 7:00 PM
Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Jaime Kim have collaborated on a stirring picture book entitled La La La: A Story of Hope. A nearly wordless story, La La La follows a lonely young girl as she journeys from one fantastical world to another, sharing her unique song in a poignant quest for friendship and connection. Its powerful and timeless message of hope will inspire and move readers of all ages.

Kate DiCamillo will talk about the inspiration behind this beautiful new book and her writing process. She will discuss the importance of connecting with each other through stories, a key point of her literacy advocacy during her years as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and a timely message to heal divisions in our country by expanding the hearts and growing the empathy of our young readers.

Kate DiCamillo has always respected the power of story. Through her own experiences and interactions with readers across the world, she has seen the incredible ability of sharing books to bring people of all backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities together. La La La echoes that message. It’s a tender and evocative picture book, providing a timely reminder to all of us that one of the best ways to bring about harmony in our world is simply to reach out to one another and reveal our voices and our stories. The intent was to create a book that could be experienced, shared, appreciated, and understood in any country and any language. La La La is a testament to the power of storytelling and the tremendous impact that art can have to bring hope and light, even in the darkest times.

Kate is the beloved author of many books for children, including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which received Newbery Medals. Her most recent middle-grade novel, Raymie Nightingale, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award Finalist. She is also the author of Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a #1 New York Times bestseller; and the Mercy Watson series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. She is the co-author with Allison McGhee of the Bink and Gollie series, illustrated by Tony Fucile. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature with more than 22 million books in print worldwide, Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week. more >>>
Green Bean Books is a wild and whimsical community-based, independent children's bookstore in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. Our little red house is home to new books, used books, red books, blue books, books for babies through the most grownup grownup! As children’s book lovers for life, we have a ball handpicking an ever-growing selection of board books, picture books, beginning readers, beginning chapter books, middle-readers (tween books), young adult, and even adult titles! We stock hot-off-the-press books, but we also adore the classics! Besides books we have a load of loopy and lovely extras like kaleidoscope kits, birthday cards, Japanese erasers, miniature meal playsets and a whole menagerie of cuddly creatures!

Green Bean Books is deeply committed to coziness and color! Your family is cordially invited to spend some story time together on our little green couch, discover our shadow-box dioramas, explore theme sections like Earth Science, Bedtime, Poetry or Fairy/Princess, and to pick out an extra goodie or two from our troop of vintage coin-operated vending machines. A muskrat finger puppet perhaps? Some fake facial hair for a special occasion? A tiny journal in which to write the world’s most miniscule masterpiece?

Green Bean Books also has a big, sunny, flower-filled garden and a deck on which to while-away an afternoon. We are especially fond of our magical umbrella tree, big enough for a whole family to crawl under and explore!

We’ve got regular story times in multiple languages, comics classes, craft stations, summer camps, author visits, poetry slams, and are always planning for more fun! Stay tuned via our Facebook page, blog, and newsletter! Customers may also sell or trade books at the store by appointment during regular business hours. more >>>