Real Characters

Real Characters

Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 14 , Segment 1

Real Characters, Helping Kids Engage with Writing

Episode: Real Characters, Helping Kids Engage with Writing

  • Apr 15, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 4:20 mins

When children experience difficulty, loss or pain, they often look for help and comfort from someone who understands – someone who has been there. The best books will often bring us characters who have also ‘been there’. Our first guest today on Worlds Awaiting, children’s book author, Kate DiCamillo, talks about the characters she creates – some of them very close to home and with experiences similar to hers. DiCamillo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time winner of the Newbery Award. Titles such as Because of Winn-Dixie and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. Her latest book, Raymie Nightingale, is a National Book Award Finalist.