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The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey - The Art and Science Behind the Book
Jason will discuss how creativity, art and science intersect in his work. He will focus on his latest book, The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey (ALA Notable; Hornbook Fanfare; Kirkus and SLJ Best Book of the Year), sharing his creative process and the science of the very small.

Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and authors organized at the University of Minnesota since 1941. The event attracts teachers, librarians, educators, students, and audiences passionate about young readers’ literacy. Over the past 80 years, Book Week has featured some of the most notable authors of children’s and YA literature, including Madeleine L’Engle, Kate DiCamillo, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Gene Luen Yang. Book Week is hosted by faculty and graduate students from the children’s literature program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The guest author’s books are available for sale and autographing.

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Plan to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the McNamara Alumni Center, for a discussion with guest author Jason Chin. The event is free and open to the public. CEUs available.

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