October 30, 2021
2503 W Loop 250 N
Midland, TX 79705
Author Visit - Jon Scieszka - CENTENNIAL
Saturday, October 30, 2021
"Sweetie" and Hal Clay Peck Memorial Speaker Series presents beloved children's author Jon Scieszka at the Centennial Library to celebrate the 2022 Children's Book Festival. Includes a reading and autographs.
Second-oldest (and best) in a family of six boys, elementary school teacher for 10 years, and writer of children’s book for over 30 years, Jon Scieszka is the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, The Stinky Cheese Man, Math Curse, Science Verse, The Time Warp Trio series, the Trucktown series, a memoir Knucklehead, the crazy Battle Bunny, and too many more titles to mention here.
Mr. Scieszka is the founder of GUYS READ, a web-based literacy initiative for boys. In his life and work, he has always been a firm believer in learning best by playing around. In 2008, the Library of Congress named Mr. Scieszka the first National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. And he hasn’t stopped wearing his medal since.
His latest graphic novel series, AstroNuts, lushly illustrated by the amazing Steven Weinberg, combines the dismal news about climate change and the goofy gags of 4 superpowered NNASA (NotNASA) animals looking for a Goldilocks to save humanity.
Ambassador Scieszka is always happy to talk books, and let you in on new secret projects in the works.