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Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park – “Prairie Lotus” – St. Louis County Library

March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

From Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park, “Prairie Lotus” is a powerful multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams. Set in 1880, Hanna’s family moves to a small rural town where they are the only Asians and must face the townspeople’s almost unanimous prejudice.

Presented by the Reading Garden Series for Young Audiences.

Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Pre-order “Prairie Lotus now HERE

About the Book

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880. Hanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings, which primarily means negotiating the townspeople’s almost unanimous prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story. Narrated by Hanna, the novel has poignant moments yet sparkles with humor, introducing a captivating heroine whose wry, observant voice will resonate with readers.

About the Author

Linda Sue Park is the author of bestseller A Long Walk to Water as well as the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and many other acclaimed novels and picture books. She lives in Rochester, NY. www.lspark.com,Twitter: @LindaSuePark.


March 8, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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