"Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all
overcometh the world."
– Auggie Pullman, Wonder
“Social justice infuses nearly all my fiction, whether directly or indirectly,
and I cannot imagine what shape my stories would take if they did not in
some manner address this.”
– Naomi Benaron
Naperville READS 2013 is proud to focus on two powerful books – Wonder by RJ Palacio, our children’s title, and Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron, our adult and high school title.
Adult and teen author Naomi Benaron will visit Naperville the first week in April. Prior to her visit, the Naperville Public Library's book club, Constant Readers, will discuss Running the Rift on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Nichols Library.
On Saturday, March 30, at 1:30 pm, the 95th Street Library will host the movie screening and discussion of Hotel Rwanda.
Author Naomi Benaron will appear at a public event to talk about her riveting novel on April 3, 2013, at 7 P.M. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave., Naperville.
Join Naomi for a fund raising Fun Run on Thursday, April 4. Meet at The Naperville Running Company at 6 PM, located at 34 W. Jefferson St. The Fun Run will start at the store at 6:30. Free will donations will be accepted to benefit The Friends of Rwanda Association. There will be an opportunity to purchase books and get them autographed and a Meet and Greet with the author after the run. See the routes for 3, 5 and 7 mile Thursday night runs at http://www.runningcompany.com/.
Admission to both public events is free. Books will be available for purchase at these events, and tickets for book signing are available at Anderson's Bookshop and the Naperville Public Library.