Since 2005, more than 15,000
Sacramento-area school children have benefited from Words Take
Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature. This annual
celebration, held each February, 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 25, 2020, Words Take Wing hosted New York
Times best selling author and Newbery winner Linda
Sue Park at the UC Davis Mondavi Center as part of
Matinee event series. Park is the winner of the 2002
Newbery Medal for her book A Single Shard (2001), as
well as Project Mulberry (2005), When My Name Was
Keoko (2002), A Long Walk to Water (2010), The
Third Gift (2011) and many other picture books and novels.
Sutter Health is a proud sponsor
of Words Take Wing.