TITLE: Jerry & Eileen Spinelli
SPEAKER: Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli
EVENT DATE: 10/04/2003
RUNNING TIME: 37 minutes
Jerry and Eileen Spinelli at the 2003 National Book Festival
Speaker Biography: Jerry Spinelli's dream of becoming a major league baseball player changed when at sixteen, his poem about a football game was published in the local newspaper. He has written more than a dozen books for young readers, including "Maniac Magee," winner of the 1991 Newbery Medal and "Wringer," a 1998 Newbery Honor Book. His most recent book is "Milkweed." He lives in West Chester, Pa., with his wife, Eileen.
Speaker Biography: Eileen Spinelli is also a children's book author.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2003