Words Take Wing


Words Take Wing
Honoring Diversity in Children's Literature

Join Us on February 26, 2019 as Words Take Wing Presents Newbery-winning Author Erin Entrada Kelly

Since 2005, more than 14,000 Sacramento-area school children have benefited from Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature. This annual celebration gives students the opportunity to hear about the personal journeys and creative processes of acclaimed authors and illustrators of diverse children’s literature whose stories about Native American heritage, Asian culture, African American culture, and Latino identity, among many others, allow them to explore a wide range of perspectives and world views.

On February 26, 2019, Words Take Wing will host author Erin Entrada Kelly at two public events:

  • Kelly will present at 11 am to students at the UC Davis Mondavi Center as part of the School Matinee event series. This event is recommended for classes grades 4–8 and is also open to individuals. Please refer to the Mondavi Center’s website for more information regarding ticketing and prices.
  • Kelly will also give a public presentation from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, followed by a book sale and author book signing, at the McKinley Library, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816. Admission to this public presentation is free.

Filipina-American author Erin Entrada Kelly is a professor of children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College near Philadelphia. In 2018, the American Library Association awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal to Kelly for her third novel, Hello, Universe. Her debut novel, Blackbird Fly, won SCBWI’s Golden Kite Honor Award in 2016. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Learn more about our 2019 Celebrated Children’s Author.

Sutter Health is a proud sponsor of Words Take Wing. 

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