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Kate DiCamillo Named ‘Star Tribune’ Artist of the Year

As National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, DiCamillo travels the country spreading the joy of reading to her young fans. It should come as no surprise that, in honor of her work, she has been named the ‘Star Tribune’ Artist of the Year.

In a recent visit to the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, Minnesota, DiCamillo read from her latest book Leroy Ninker Saddles Up and answered questions from the crowd. One boy raised his hand and asked, “Why do books have words in them?” DiCamillo replied with her signature warmth and wit:

Words are a special way for me to tell you a story and I don’t have to be there. It’s like magic. (Star Tribune)

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