We’re pleased share news that Stephanie Golightly Lowden, author of Jingo Fever, and Time of the Eagle, two books for middle-grade readers set in the Upper Midwest, will be offering a writing workshop for kids at the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival this October.
Lowden joins a great group of award-winning authors & illustrators, including Paul O. Zelinsky, Lois Ehlert, Eric Rohman, Betsy Lewis, David McLimans, and others.
The event’s website has not yet published a schedule; it’s “coming soon.” We’ll add details here when available.
The Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival happens Oct. 11–13 at three Sheboygan venues: the Mead Public Library, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Bookworm Gardens. Bookworm Gardens is an especially cool place – a free public garden, it’s “based completely on children’s literature—over 60 different books are represented, selected by reading specialists, librarians, teachers, and kids.”
Here’s a recent review of Jingo Fever posted on GoodReads by noted children’s book author Raymond Bial:
I read this book in in honor of my German-American grandmother who experienced more than her share of discrimination during the so-called Great War.
It is a superb portrayal of everyday life during World War I when Americans of German descent faced hostility from people who had long been their friends and neighbors. Yet the book is a quiet, realistic story about how young and old alike dealt with the tragedy of the war.
Both children and adults will enjoy and appreciate JINGO FEVER as an fine novel and an important chapter in American social history.