April 27, 2014
Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Jeff Kinney is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which has more than 100 million copies in print in 44 languages around the world. Diary of a Wimpy Kid won Favorite Book at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards three times, and Jeff was twice voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards. Jeff was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and is the creator of Poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids. The latest book in the series is Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 8, Hard Luck, which has the biggest first printing of any book in 2013, with more in the series to come.
A book sale and author signing will follow the talk. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Seating in Rabb Lecture Hall is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available.
The 2014 Lowell Lecture Series Gateway to Reading explores the fundamental importance of childhood literacy and addresses the joys, discoveries, questions, and challenges facing today's generation of young readers. The series of acclaimed speakers includes beloved authors and illustrators who turn reluctant readers into voracious bookworms, noted scholars in the field of children's literature, and experts who bring literacy skills and the love of reading and writing to children in new and groundbreaking ways. A full listing of this series can be found at www.bpl.org/lowell.