Award-Winning Children’s Author to Present to University and Community
Posted on September 25, 2013
Award-winning children’s author Cynthia Levinson will present at the University of Arkansas and in schools and libraries in Fayetteville this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27. Her 2012 book, We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, received the IRA Young Adult Nonfiction Award and the Jane Addams Book Award and was named a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice.”At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Levinson will give a reading and sign books at the University of Arkansas Bookstore. Her books will be available for purchase. The bookstore is located at 616 N. Garland Ave. on the University of Arkansas campus. Parking is available on-site.
Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Levinson will give a presentation on We’ve Got a Job in the Wal-Mart Storytime Room at the Fayetteville Public Library. The presentation will be followed by a book signing, and Levinson’s books will be available for purchase. The library is located at 401 W. Mountain St. in Fayetteville.
Friday at 8:15 a.m., Levinson will present a “readers’ theater” to the student body of Holt Middle School in the school cafeteria. Holt students will be chosen to act out dramatic roles of the script version of We’ve Got a Job.
Levinson specializes in nonfiction for and about young people. Her nonfiction articles have been published in some of the most respected children’s magazines, including Appleseeds, Calliope, Cobblestone, Dig, Faces, and Odyssey.
Levinson’s husband, University of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson, is the keynote speaker at School of Law’s symposium on Friday afternoon, Cooper’s Shadow: Secession, Nullification and State Rights, Circa 2013.