This event was held on May 4, 2011 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Laura Resau has lived and traveled extensively in Latin America and Europe - experiences that inspire her books for young people. Acclaimed for her sensitive treatment of immigration issues, she donates a portion of her royalties to indigenous rights organizations in Latin America.
Her novels have garnered many starred reviews and awards, including the IRA YA Fiction Award, the America's Award and a spot on Oprah's Kids' Book List. Her latest, "The Queen Of Water," (co-written with Maria Virginia Faringo) was praised as "riveting..heartbreaking... and ultimately inspiring" by Kirkus Reviews.
Join as Laura reads from her work and discusses her writing. A book signing will occur at this event, and books will be on sale.