Linda Sue Park: Prairie Lotus

Join us as we welcome Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park. She'll be here celebrating the release of her acclaimed new book for young people, Prairie Lotus. We recommend this free event for readers ages 10 and up. We ask that you purchase your copies of Prairie Lotus from The Book Stall if you enter the book-signing queue.

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water. She has also written several acclaimed picture books, fiction and nonfiction, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at lspark.com and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.

About the Book:

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America's heartland, in 1880. Hanna's adjustment to her new surroundings, which primarily means negotiating the townspeople's almost unanimous prejudice against Asians, is at the heart of the story. Narrated by Hanna, the novel has poignant moments yet sparkles with humor, introducing a captivating heroine whose wry, observant voice will resonate with readers. 

 "Fans of the Little House books will find many of the small satisfactions of Laura's stories...here in abundance. Park brings new depth to these well-trodden tales, though, as she renders visible both the xenophobia of the town's white residents, which ranges in expression from microaggressions to full-out assault, and Hanna's fight to overcome it with empathy and dignity.... Remarkable."

-- Kirkus, STARRED review

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Prairie Lotus Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328781505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend. Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda Sue Park has placed a young half-Asian girl, Hanna, in a small town in America’s heartland, in 1880.