Kate DiCamillo

Saturday, October 12, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Horchow Auditorium

Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to the world of Raymie Nightengale in her new book Beverly, Right Here, turning her focus to tough-talking, tenderhearted Beverly Tapinski. Beverly ran away from home plenty of times when she was just a kid. Now that she’s 14, she figures it’s not running away, but leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live. She tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn’t want to depend on anyone, and definitely doesn’t want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can’t help forming connections with the people around her—and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes. In a touching, funny, and fearless conclusion to her books about the beloved Three Rancheros, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo tells the story of a character who will break your heart and put it back together again. 

Kate DiCamillo is a National Book Award finalist and was named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Her books’ themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances and their messages of shared humanity and connectedness have resonated with readers of all ages around the world, with almost 30 million books in print worldwide.

TICKET PRICES 

Public: $15 Member/Educator: $10 Student: $7

Designed for families with children age 10 and older and for adults who are young at heart.