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“Hilarious . . . Readers with a finely tuned sense of the absurd are going to adore the Technicolor ride.”
—Booklist

“Fantasy done to a clever, grotesque, nonsensical turn.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“A work of mischievous imagination and outrageous invention.” —Time Out Chicago

“One of the more singular young adult fantasies—or fantasies, period—I’ve run across . . . Funny, bizarre, action-packed, and even thoughtful, and stocked with a gallery of larger-than-life characters.” —Green Man Review

Email: kennedyjames@gmail.com

Events

Friday, January 11, 2019
General deadline for the EIGHTH ANNUAL 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. (Special deadline for Boston-area entries: April 1.)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
The SAN ANTONIO, TX screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX). Hosted by me and author Nikki Loftin (Wish Girl, Nightingale’s Nest). Sponsored by Bexar County Digital Library Bibliotech and the Hidalgo Foundation made possible by the generosity of H-E-B Texas Grocery. 2:00 pm, reception following. Make your free reservation here.

Friday, February 15, 2019
The OGDEN, UT screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Treehouse Museum (347 22nd Street Ogden, UT 84401). Hosted by me and author Keir Graff  (The Phantom Tower). Made possible by partners at the Treehouse Museum, Utah Humanities and Weber County Book Links. 6:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
The SALT LAKE CITY screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 East 400 South). Hosted by me and author Keir Graff (The Phantom Tower). Made possible by partners at Utah Humanities and the Salt Lake City Public Library. On-site book sales by the Printed Garden. 2:00 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
The MINNEAPOLIS screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall) in Pohlad Hall. Hosted by me and author Jacqueline West (The Collectors, the Books of Elsewhere series). On-site book sales by Red Balloon Bookshop. 3:00 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, March 10, 2019
The CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State Street) in the Pritzker Auditorium. Hosted by me and author Keir Graff (The Phantom Tower). With special guest, author Mary Winn Heider (The Mortification of Fovea Munson)! On-site book sales by Booked. 1:45 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, March 17, 2019
The ROCHESTER, NY screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Eisenhart Auditorium of the Rochester Museum & Science Center (657 East Ave). Hosted by me and legendary children’s author Bruce Coville (My Teacher Is An Alien, Space Station Ice 3, and more). 2 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Friday, March 22, 2019
The SALEM, OR screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library (585 Liberty St SE). Hosted by me and author Heidi Schulz (Hook’s Revenge, Giraffes Ruin Everything). 6 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
The TACOMA, WA screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Blue Mouse Theatre  (2611 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA). Hosted by me and Tacoma’s own Doug Mackey. 11:00 am. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
The BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY) in the Dweck Auditorium. Hosted by me and author Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays, Tight). 1 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
The NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (5th Ave at 42nd St., New York, NY) in the Celeste Auditorium (NB: this is different space from last year; this time it’s the downstairs theatre). Hosted by me and Newbery Honor winner Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground). 2:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Monday, April 1, 2019
Special BOSTON-AREA deadline for the EIGHTH ANNUAL 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
The OAKLAND, CA screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library (5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA). Hosted by me and author Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). 3:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
The SAN FRANCISCO screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the San Francisco Public Library main branch (100 Larkin Street) in the Koret Auditorium. Hosted by me and author Marcus Ewert (Mummy Cat, 10,000 Dresses). 2:00 pm. Make your free reservation here.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
The BOSTON screening of the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! At the Boston Public Library in Copley Square (700 Boylston St, Boston, MA). Hosted by me and National Book Award winning author M.T. Anderson (Feed, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge). On-site book sales by Trident Booksellers and Cafe. 2:30 pm. Make your free reservation here.