WI Book Festival – 2023 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture: Warrior Girl Unearthed
Thursday10/197:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Union South – Wisconsin Union Great Hall
Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival.
Established in 1998, the lecture was named to honor Charlotte Zolotow, a distinguished children’s book editor for 38 years with Harper Junior Books, and author of more than 65 picture books, including such classic works as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Harper, 1962) and William’s Doll (Harper, 1972). Zolotow attended UW-Madison on a writing scholarship from 1933 to 1936 where she studied with Professor Helen C. White. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center, a library of the School of Education of UW-Madison, administers the event, which each year brings a distinguished children’s book author or illustrator to the campus to deliver a free public lecture.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Firekeeper’s Daughter Angeline Boulley takes us back to Sugar Island in this high-stakes thriller about the power of discovering your stolen history.
Perry Firekeeper-Birch has always known who she is – the laidback twin, the troublemaker, the best fisher on Sugar Island. Her aspirations won’t ever take her far from home, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. But as the rising number of missing Indigenous women starts circling closer to home, as her family becomes embroiled in a high-profile murder investigation, and as greedy grave robbers seek to profit off of what belongs to her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry begins to question everything.
In order to reclaim this inheritance for her people, Perry has no choice but to take matters into her own hands. She can only count on her friends and allies, including her overachieving twin and a charming new boy in town with unwavering morals. Old rivalries, sister secrets and botched heists cannot – will not – stop her from uncovering the mystery before the ancestors and missing women are lost forever.
Sometimes, the truth shouldn’t stay buried.
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- High School/College/Adult