Read the transcript from today's chat with local children's author Clare Vanderpool

Clare Vanderpool
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Wichita author Clare Vanderpool recently was awarded the John Newbery Medal for her debut novel, "Moon Over Manifest." The medal, awarded by the American Library Association, puts Vanderpool's story about a curious 12-year-old girl named Abilene alongside books by the likes of Madeleine L'Engle, E.L. Konigsburg, Beverly Cleary and Lois Lowry.

Join our chat below. You also can meet Vanderpool at a book signing at Eighth Day Books, 2838 E. Douglas, at 7 p.m. March 19th.

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