Author Margi Preus on the Immigrant Experience
Author Margi Preus will give a presentation on her new book for young readers, “West of the Moon,” on Saturday, October 25, at 11 a.m. “West of the Moon” was inspired by the diary Ms. Preus’s great-great-grandmother kept as she emigrated with her family from Norway in the 1850s. The story focuses on a young girl traveling with the family to become their servant in Minnesota. Her presentation is geared to an adult audience. “Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age story,” reports Kirkus Reviews. Ms. Preus was the recipient of a prestigious Newbery Honor for her book “Heart of a Samuri” in 2011.