Gordon Berman ’68 Memorial Lower School Resident Author

Gordon Berman ’68 Memorial Lower School Resident Author

Our resident author program brings noteworthy authors and illustrators of children's books to the Park School each year for presentations and hands-on workshops with Lower School students. Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Berman established the fund in 1984 to honor their son Gordon, Class of 1968, who loved to read and spent many hours in the library.

The 2018-2019 Resident Author

Children's book Author Carmen Agra Deedy

On Wednesday, April 3, Carmen Agra Deedy, storyteller and writer, will visit The Park School as the 2018-2019 Gordon Berman ’68 Memorial Lower School Resident Author. 

Ms. Deedy was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States as a refugee, an experience she believes has given her the ability to see the world from multiple perspectives. For 20 years, she has travelled around the country telling stories to children — her favorite audience — and won numerous awards for her books, among them the Jane Addams Peace Association Award, the Pura Belpré Honor Award, the Odyssey Award, and the Bologna Ragazzi Award.

Past Resident Authors

2017-18

George O'Connor

2016-17

Adam Gidwitz '00

2015-16

Kevin O’Malley

2013-14

Grace Lin

2012-13

Laura Amy Schlitz
Newbery Award Winner

2011-12

Jacqueline Ogburn

2010-11

Lynne Jonell

2009-10

Jerry Pinkney
Caldecott Award Winner

2008-09

Mo Willems

2007-08

Jean Craighead George
Newbery Award Winner

2006-07

Patrick O'Brien

2005-06

Robert Byrd

2004-05

Wendy Pfeffer

2003-04

Mordicai Gerstein
Caldecott Award Winner

2002-03

Alice McGill

2001-02

Hudson Talbott

2000-01

Nancy Patz

1999-00

Twig George

1998-99

Nancy Willard
Newbery Award Winner

1997-98

Demi

1996-97

Molly Bang
Caldecott Award Winner

1995-96

Mary Lyons

1994-95

Susan Roth

1993-94

Emily Arnold McCully
Caldecott Award Winner

1992-93

Bianca Lavies

1991-92

Johanna Hurwitz

1990-91

Ashley Bryan

1989-90

David Wisniewski
Caldecott Award Winner

1988-89

Vera Williams
Caldecott Award Winner

1987-88

Jean Craighead George
Newbery Award Winner

1986-87

Nancy Patz

1985-86

Ashley Bryan

1984-85

Molly Bang
Caldecott Award Winner