Ramona Rocks: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Beverly Cleary
The University of Washington’s Beverly Cleary Professor, Dr. Michelle H. Martin, invites you to bring your favorite Beverly Cleary novel and join a fun and informative virtual celebration of our most famous alumna. Author of 40 books, Cleary sought to write books kids would want to read. She succeeded; kids have been reading her books since 1950.
Librarians from around Washington State will read aloud favorite passages from Cleary’s books, and Chris Szekely, Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library at the National Library of New Zealand, will read from his Ramona-inspired Maori novel, Rona. Guests will discuss their favorite Cleary books and discover titles they haven’t yet read.
Both children and adults will enjoy the event.
The UW Information School is proud to host this event in partnership with King County Library System, Pierce County Library System, Seattle Public Library, Sno-Isle Libraries, Spokane County Library District, and Yakima Valley Libraries