You are cordially invited to enjoy an evening of community, connection, and conversation with award-winning author Sherri L. Smith at the Brookfield Library on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 at 6:30 pm.
This event is hosted by the WMS Library Media Center and The Brookfield Library with the generous support of the Brookfield Education Foundation and our PTO.
Sherri is the author of multiple award-winning fiction and nonfiction books for young people including the 2021 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Award winner, The Blossom and the Firefly and the California Book Awards Gold Medalist, Flygirl.
Her novels have great appeal to students in grades 5-8 and “appear on multiple state reading lists and have been named Amelia Bloomer, Junior Library Guild, Children’s Book Council, Southern California Independent Booksellers Award, and American Library Association Best Books for Young People selections. Sherri was a 2014 National Book Awards judge in the Young People’s Literature category. Sherri was a 2014 National Book Awards judge in the Young People’s Literature category and has been a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook in Washington State, Wellstone-in-the-Redwoods and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in California, and Wassard Elea in Ascea, Italy.
In addition, Ms. Smith has had a varied career and has worked on stop-motion animation on Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!, and spent three years at Disney TV Animation, helping to create stories for animated home video projects. Currently, Sherri teaches in the MFA in Children’s Writing Program at Hamline University. She is the 2021 Mina Hohenburg Darden Visiting Professor at Old Dominion University.
“I love visiting schools and libraries. Storytelling is my passion and I can't wait to share it with kids and teachers alike. I come from a family of educators and natural storytellers, and one thing I learned is nothing beats sharing stories in person.” -Sherri Smith
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