Best-selling author visiting Medina, Lyndonville schools

Posted 5 October 2022 at 1:08 pm

Jennifer Adams also discussing her book at Author’s Note in Medina

Jennifer Adams, right, wrote a picture book biography about Madeleine L’Engle.

Press Release, Author’s Note

MEDINA – Bestselling author and children’s editor Jennifer Adams, a Salt Lake City-based writer of over 50 picture books for children, will visit Author’s Note, Medina’s independent bookstore, to read and discuss A Book, Too, Can Be a Star, her new picture book biography of Madeleine L’Engle, the iconic author of the perennial favorite A Wrinkle in Time. The event at Author’s Note starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Ms. Adams will present her new title to students at DeSales Catholic School in Lockport; Oak Orchard Primary School in Medina, St. Joseph’s Regional School in Batavia, and Lyndonville Elementary School while visiting the area.

The new picture book, published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Books, is co-authored by Charlotte Jones Voiklis, L’Engle’s granddaughter. Ms. Adams will offer a reading of A Book, Too, Can Be A Star, and discuss Ms. L’Engle’s life and journey to publication.

A Wrinkle in Time, with more than 10 million copies in print, has inspired generations of young readers and lovers of children’s fantasy since its first publication in 1962. Frequently banned and challenged in libraries and schools for content perceived as anti-religious, the novel deals imaginatively with political theory, science, wonder, faith and joy. Twice made into movies, including one starring Oprah Winfrey, the book has also been adapted as a graphic novel, an audiobook, and an opera.

Jennifer Adams is an acclaimed writer, editor, and bookseller. She is the author of more than 50 books, including the best-selling BabyLit board books, which introduce small children to classic literature and have sold more than 2 million copies.

She manages the children’s line at Sounds True and works weekends at The King’s English Bookshop, a beloved bookstore in Salt Lake City. She received her BA in English literature from the University of Washington and her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The Thursday evening event at Author’s Note is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend, signed books can be ordered at Please contact Author’s Note for more information at (585) 798-3642.