Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Julie Danielson

Bringing Justice to Young Readers

Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor talks with Chapter 16 about her two new books for children

In an interview conducted prior to her visit to the 2018 Southern Festival of Books, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, discussed her books for young readers, Turning Pages: My Life Story and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

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Making Space to Make Art

With Studio, children’s entertainer Emily Arrow debuts her own picture book

Children’s entertainer and musician Emily Arrow pens her first picture book with Studio: A Place for Art to Start. Illustrated by The Little Friends of Printmaking, Studio explores the various spaces artists find to create their art.

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Giving Women a Voice

Vivien Mildenberger paints a picture of an obscure Tennessee figure in the fight for women’s suffrage

Vivien Mildenberger illustrates The Voice That Won the Vote, Elisa Boxer’s account of Tennessee State Representative Harry Burn in 1920 and the letter from his mother that changed the course of U.S. history.

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An Eloquent Migration Story

Yuyi Morales’ Dreamers is the 2020 Nashville Reads selection

Yuyi Morales’ bestselling, award-winning picture book is a true tale of immigration and the transformative power of finding one’s creative voice.

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A Meditation on Memory

Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry explores human connectedness in On the Horizon

In On the Horizon, her new novel in verse for young readers, Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry reflects on World War II by drawing on her childhood memories of life in Honolulu and Japan.

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Lois Lowry Broadens Her Horizons

After two Newbery Medals and more than 40 books, Lois Lowry writes her first book in verse

In On the Horizon, acclaimed children’s author Lois Lowry explores the history of World War II through the stories of those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the bombing of Hiroshima. Chapter 16 talked with Lowry about writing in verse for the first time, what she thought of the film adaptation of The Giver, what surprises her about children’s literature after decades in the field, and more.

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