Fans of the young adult novels “Cut” and “Sold” can meet the author Thursday night when Patricia McCormick makes an appearance at the Fredricksen Library.
A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and The New School, McCormick tackles harrowing subject matter for her work, frequently focused on the plight of young people around the world. The novel “Sold,” for example, follows a young teenage girl named Lakshmi who is unwittingly sold into a life of forced prostitution. “Cut” follows fifteen-year-old Callie, who has been sent to therapy after her parents have discovered that she engages in self-cutting.
Her work has garnered awards and praise from Publishers Weekly, National Public Radio, the American Library Association and the National Book Awards. Her latest novel, and the focus of her visit to Fredricksen Library, is titled “Never Fall Down.” It continues her trend of documenting the lives of young people dealing with horrible circumstances — the novel is based on the true story of an 11 year old boy who survives the tyranny of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
IF YOU GO
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20th
WHERE: Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill
INFO: www.fredricksenlibrary.org; 717-761-3900 ext. 225