TITLE: Linda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix: 2010 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Margaret Peterson Haddix, Linda Sue Park
EVENT DATE: 09/25/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 14 minutes
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National best selling authors Linda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix present at the 2010 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Ind.; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Ill. She has since written more than 20 books for kids and teens, including "Running Out of Time," "Mrs. Dunphrey," the "Shadow Children" series and "Found," which is the first book in a new series, called "The Missing." Her books have been honored with the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award, the American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; among others. Her most recent books are "Claim to Fame" (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing) and "The 39 Clues: Book 10, Into the Gauntlet" (Scholastic). Haddix lives in Ohio.
Speaker Biography: Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Ill., and grew up outside Chicago. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she has been writing poems and stories since she was 4 years old, and her favorite thing to do as a child was to read. The first work she ever published was when she was 9 ??? a poem in a children's magazine. She was paid $1 by check, which she gave to her father, who still has it in a frame. In 1983 Park left her job and moved to Dublin, where she married and started a family. In 1990 she and her family moved to the United States. Park eventually realized that she really wanted to write books for children. In 1997, she started writing her first book, "Seesaw Girl." It was accepted that same year and published in 1999. Park won the Newbery Award in 2002 for "A Single Shard." She is the author of "The 39 Clues: Book 9, Storm Warning" (Scholastic). She is also a contributor to the serialized story called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," available exclusively on the Library of Congress website at www.Read.gov. Park lives in New York state.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2010