This story ran yesterday on most public radio stations. Enjoy!
“Imagine, for a moment, that you’re a publisher hearing a pitch about a children’s book whose tangled plot braids together quantum physics, fractions and megaparsecs (a measure for distances in intergalactic space). The book also casually tosses out phrases in French, Italian, German and ancient Greek. Sound like the next kids’ best-seller to you?”
National Public Radio’s All Things Considered will be running a segment on the 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time on Monday, March 5th! Please listen (and we’ll post the link/audio file when available). They interviewed Madeleine’s granddaughter Charlotte, as well as When You Reach Me author Rebecca Stead.
According to the NYT: Janice Voss, a space shuttle astronaut and scientist who explored the behavior of fire in weightlessness, how plants adapt to extraterrestrial flight and an array of other phenomena while logging nearly 19 million miles circling Earth, died on Monday at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was 55 and lived in Houston.
She read A Wrinkle in Time as a child, and it inspired her to become an astronaut. She even took a copy with her on the space shuttle.
Listening Library is hosting an exciting contest called Postcard Through Time to celebrate A WRINKLE IN TIME and WHEN YOU REACH ME
What would YOU write to your future or past self? Tell @ListeningLibrary & #WIN digital camera http://www.timetravelcontest.com #audiobooks @BOTLibrary
January 27, 2012 | 1 Comment
Check out the New York Times Book Review this Sunday, January 31. There is a lovely essay on A Wrinkle in Time and Meg Murry. Or click here to read!
Join Mobile Writers Guild and co-sponsors Mobile Public Library, Metro Mobile Reading Council, and First Community Bank at a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time. Léna Roy, author of Edges and Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter, will be hosting a workshop for all ages. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and check out the Facebook page.
We love this story about teachers, classes, bookstores, questions, marketing, and genre.
Check out this article about experiments manipulating time in the Washington Post!
Ezra Jack Keats won the Caldecott Medal for The Snowy Day the same year Madeleine L’Engle won the Newbery for A Wrinkle in Time. 1962 was quite a year for books that broke new ground! This article is about a new museum exhibit that looks fabulous.
Read this article in Publishers Weekly about the anniversary plans. How will you celebrate?