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Lois Lenski, writer and illustrator of children’s books

Dr. Joy Kasson of UNC Chapel Hill will talk about Lois Lenski and her career as a documentary writer for children, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. The talk in the Jackson Library’s Hodges Reading Room will draw upon the resources of the Lois Lenski Papers, housed in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections in the University Libraries at UNCG.

Lois Lenski became a writer and illustrator of children’s books with a career that lasted four decades. She hoped her work would awaken and develop a child’s ability to identify with others across divisions of region and social class. She was awarded the Newbery Medal for Children’s Literature for “Strawberry Girl,” a story about children and their families in the backwoods of Florida.