Thursday, January 03, 2019 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host award-winning children's author and beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo for a discussion of her new novel, “Louisiana's Way Home," at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Main Library, located at 68 Calhoun St. in downtown Charleston. After the discussion, DiCamillo will sign and personalize an unlimited number of copies of her new book, as well as one copy of any of her previously released titles per person. This event is free and open to the public.

DiCamillo has almost 30 million books in print worldwide, and "Louisiana's Way Home" is the follow-up to her #1 New York Times best-selling novel "Raymie Nightingale." In its 2016 review of “Raymie Nightingale,” the New York Times noted that Louisiana “is one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” and that she “delights on every page.” While fans often ask her to write more about their favorite characters, DiCamillo has never been compelled to revisit the world of a previous novel – until now. For the first time ever, DiCamillo is returning to the world of a previous novel to share more about a character whom her fans already know and love.

DiCamillo’s books feature themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances, and their messages of shared humanity and connectedness have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (“Flora & Ulysses” and “The Tale of Despereaux”), the Newbery Honor (“Because of Winn-Dixie”), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (“Bink and Gollie,” with co-author Alison McGhee; “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride”).

Copies of “Louisiana’s Way Home” will be available to purchase on-site through representatives of Blue Bicycle Books. For more information on the author, visit