Adam Gidwitz – Special Visiting Guest Author
Award-winning author Adam Gidwitz will be visiting WES on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to talk to students in Grades 2-8 about his writing and books. Adam is the author of The Tale Dark & Grimm series and the new Unicorn Rescue Society. He won a Newbery Honor for The Inquisitor’s Tale.
As Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau writes, “Adam Gidwitz taught children large and slightly less large in Brooklyn for eight years. Now, he writes full time, which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. His first book, A Tale Dark and Grimm, was named an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and one of the best children’s books of the year by School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.
In 2015, Gidwitz published Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?, a captivating retelling of the classic tale of good versus evil for young readers. Gidwitz returned to medieval fantasy in 2016 with The Inquisitor’s Tale, a richly researched and adventure-packed novel filled with trademark humor and featuring manuscript illuminations throughout. The book received the Newbery Honor and was on multiple best of the year lists. Newbery Medalist Matt de la Peña called Gidwitz’s latest, “A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller.” He is also well known for The Unicorn Rescue Society series. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.”