On Sunday, April 3rd, I'll be hosting a celebration of Beverly Cleary's work at Symphony Space in New York City. It's in honor of Ms. Cleary's 100th birthday and will benefit Team First Book New York City.
I'll be bringing along my childhood copy of THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE, it has never left my bookshelf. And further proof of the power of giving a book to a child—this book was given to me by the PTA at my old elementary school.
Jeff Kinney, R.J Palacio and Tony DiTerlizzi will be on hand to offer appreciations, and celebrated actors will read from Ms. Cleary's books.