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An introduction by Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter, Charlotte Jones Voiklis, followed by a slide show of A Wrinkle in Time jackets, photographs of Madeleine L'Engle, and readings by the author.
It's time for a new generation to share the adventure! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time!
February 11, 2012
New York City
A welcome to the A Wrinkle in Time 50th Anniversary Celebration from Betsy Bird of the New York Public Library, followed by A Wrinkle in Time book trailer. (2:37)
A book discussion featuring Lois Lowry, author of The Giver; Katherine Paterson, author of A Bridge to Terabithia; Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me; and R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series. Moderated by librarian Betsy Bird. (35:45)
Interviews with members of the L'Engle family, participants in the author panel, and other event attendees. (8:53)
Closing remarks provided by children's book historian and author, Leonard Marcus, followed by a slide show featuring images related to A Wrinkle in Time's Newbery Medal and a reading from the book by Madeleine L'Engle. (7:20)
A scene performance by students from the Brunswick School and Greenwich Academy of Greenwich, CT. (11:06)
A reading of A Wrinkle in Time by Emmy award-winning actress Jane Curtin (of the television shows Saturday Night Live and 3rd Rock from the Sun). 10:24
‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Its Sci-Fi Heroine - NYTimes.comThis year marks the 50th anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which opened up the world of science fiction to a generation of girls.- The New York Times
Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L’Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L’Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard. Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L’Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience. Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L’Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
projects for children to do at home and in the classroom.
American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Newbery Medal Book, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, OR Battle of the Books Master List, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List
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