Casually walking through Boston’s Logan Airport like…
What a wild honor to have Lunch Lady featured as one of the book characters that will welcome children to Massachusetts when they land at the airport. “Massachusetts: Where Imagination Comes to Life” is a new exhibit in the Kidsport section of Terminal C. Characters created by authors who are from Massachusetts or later made the Bay State their home help celebrate the richness of children’s literature in this state.
Thank you to Hudson News, MassPort and all involved to make such a fun display possible. I hope that you enjoy a visit when you are traveling with your young readers!
Anna Alter posing with Grace Lin's artwork. When the three of us all started our book careers, we were all living in Boston and would meet to swap stories and advice. Grace couldn't attend because she is currently visiting schools in Hong Kong. (I wonder if she is flying into Boston on her return trip...)
Lauren Baker, our wonderful First Lady of Massachusetts, was on hand to read to the schoolchildren.
When asked for biographical information for the exhibit at Logan Airport, I made sure my hometown was represented.
A great afternoon with Susie Rich, Anna Alter and Jeff Kinney at Logan Airport!
Norma Bridwell, widow of Norman Bridwell, spoke of her husband’s early career & how his original idea to call this huge dog Tiny didn’t sound catchy. She had a suggestion—Clifford. She shared a story of when Norman was a boy, he was bucked from a horse. He imagined that a giant dog would never do that...
Honored to share wall space with Jeff Kinney.
Jeff Kinney takes a moment to tie his shoes while at the airport.
When visiting the exhibit at Logan Airport, I stopped by the new kids’ bookstore in Terminal C to sign books. They had a collection of books of characters featured in the mural. I brought this one home to my kids.
Ralph was happy to learn this was a book about a cat and not a pug because he didn’t appreciate the implications of the title...
At the new Hudson News kids' bookshop with some of my Northampton, Massachusetts neighbors—Grace Lin and Mo Willems.