Children’s author to visit Brundidge library
Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 22, 2015
Nationally recognized and best-selling children’s author, Nancy Tillman, is not a Brundidge native, but the town claims her as one of its own.
Tillman is the daughter of Brundidge native and resident Suzie Strother Hastey. The Strother family has been a prominent and contributing member of the Brundidge community for several generations.
The red carpet will be rolled out for Tillman on Saturday, Aug. 29 when she makes a public appearance at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.
“We are extremely excited and very honored to have Nancy Tillman visit our library for a book reading and signing,” said Jennifer Amlong, children’s librarian. “We invite children and adults to come met Nancy Tillman and enjoy hearing her put her voice to her own words.”
The book reading and signing will be at 10 a.m. on August 29 in children’s wing of the library on South Main Street.
“Many of Nancy Tillman’s children’s books will be familiar to children and their parents,” Amlong said. “Her first book, “On the Night You Were Born,” is a popular gift for newborns. Her other books including, “Wherever You A–re My Love Will Find You,” “I’d Know You Anywhere,” and “It’s Time to Sleep My Love,” are books that parents, and grandparents, enjoy sharing with their children.”
“Tumford the Terrible” delights children of all ages, as does “The Crown on Your Head.”
Tillman worked with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to illustrate the book, “Let There Be Light.” Together, Tillman’s books have sold in the millions.
“No matter which of Nancy Tillman’s books children read or have read to them, they all feature an important message that she wants to get across,” Amlong said. “She wants all children to know that they are loved. ‘You are loved’ is the message of all her books.”