New Stories for Newtown
Newtown Illustrator Ross MacDonald and Booth children's librarian Lana Bennison organized this event for the second year following the tragedy in town. Joe McKendry, an educator and author/illustrator from the Boston area, had organized an event in Boston last year after the bombing where illustrator's drew a picture of a child's favorite stuffed animal. He organized a similar event here in Newtown which I participated in. There were a number of other events in town attended by authors and illustrators Alan Katz, Sarah Littman, Gail Carson Levine, Jennifer Thermes, Jarrett Krosoczka, Dan Yaccarino, Karen Romano Young, Nathan Fox, Kristine Humber, Dingding Hu, Katrina Kopeloff, Kelly Murphy, Steve Brodner, and Antoine Revoy.