World War II for Young Readers, a Conversation with Author Kirby Larson

Event Details

Thu, Dec 10, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Online Event

1s151 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189
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Virtual Dessert With History
Thursday, December 10
5:00 PM Online via Zoom
Free Event but Registration Required
All Ages


“A day that will live in infamy” was how President Roosevelt described the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. In the 79 years since, we remember the attack and the losses through memorials, movies, songs, and books. This year we celebrate youth books about World War II, Pearl Harbor, and the triumph of the spirit. Author of American Girl Nanea, The Spirit of Aloha, the Dogs of World War II Series, the Newberry Honor Book Hattie Big Sky, and more, Kirby Larson will speak about her experience as a writer, historical events that shaped her novels, and the resilience of the characters. Join us as we make a WWII treat and give you a modern twist on it and following Kirby Larson’s journey through historical fiction and non-fiction writing.

All of Kirby Larson’s books can be preordered and personalized by going to Third Place Books.

WWII dessert recipe

For those who want to make our at-home treat, please have available:

  • 9-in premade graham cracker crust
  • 3.4 oz box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 Cups cold milk
  • 11.5 oz whipped cream cheese