Book Share with Nancy Churnin

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Join author Nancy Churnin as she discusses Dear Mr. Dickens and the true story of Eliza Davis - a young woman who used the power of her pen to speak out against unfair portrayals of Jewish characters by Charles Dickens. Churnin will share how she found this little-known story, why she was drawn to it, what it has meant to her personally, and how it is inspiring children around the world to speak up and make their voices heard.

Dear Mr.Dickens is the winner of the 2021 National Jewish Book Award and part of The Carle’s current book exhibition Dear Reader: Picture Books & Letter Writing

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Past Exhibition
December 7, 2022 - July 30, 2023

Celebrate the art of writing letters—why we write them, the journeys they take, and the impact of their messages.

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Dear Mr. Dickens