Quote of the Week | Avi

Photo by Katherine Warde.

This past month was author Avi’s birthday (December 23rd). He is most known for his work with children’s books.

“My mind has become somewhat like a book. What I mean by that is that when I look at the world, I see it as a story.”

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Quote of the Week | Cornelia Funke

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Cornelia Funke, known for her novels like The Thief Lord, and Inkheart celebrates her birthday this past month (December 10th).

Funke was born in Germany but currently lives in California.

“I will try to write books until I drop dead.”

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Quote of the Week | Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce is celebrating her birthday this month (December 13th). Her most popular series is The Song of the Lioness which is about a young woman, Alanna, who pretends to be a male to achieve her dream to become a knight in her kingdom of Tortall.
“What people tell me they take away from my books is that they can shape their lives, they can achieve their own dreams. And certainly that’s what I want them to take away.”

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Quote of the Week | Emily Dickinson

This month is Emily Dickinson’s birthday (December 10th). Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and is known for her poetry.

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”

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Quote of the Week | Sarah Kay

Kay at the 2018 Texas Book Festival
Photo Credit: Larry D. Moore

Sarah Kay is a New York based poet. She founded a company called Project VOICE which is a team of poets who educate students and perform in competitions and on the stage.

“I think there is a human instinct to tell stories, no matter who you are or where you live.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Sarah Kay”