Naperville Reads 2012

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Announcing the Naperville Reads 2012 Authors

LuisAblerto Urrea
Luis Alberto Urrea
(Adult and Teen Author)
Born in Tijuana, Mexico to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea has published extensively in all the major genres including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame, is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.  The critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 13 books, Urrea has won numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays.

During January and February, Urrea will meet with Naperville high school students making presentations to a variety of classes including creative writing, foreign language and cultural studies.

More information about Urrea and his books

Antonio Sacre
(Children's Author)
Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, is an internationally touring writer, storyteller, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in Theater Arts from Northwestern University. He has performed at the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals internationally.

Sacre will visit Naperville on Feb. 8 and 9. During his stay he will offer programs for every second grade student attending Naperville District 203 and 204 schools as well as some private schools.

More information about Antonio and his books

Events: Free public appearances at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.
  • On Thursday, Feb. 9 - Antonio Sacre 
  • On Thursday, Feb. 23 - Luis Alberto Urrea.
The event is open to the entire community and tickets are available at all 3 Naperville Public Library buildings as well as Anderson's Bookshop.