Nancy Churnin



Nancy Churnin is a children’s book author by day, a theater critic by night – and sometimes by matinee – for The Dallas Morning News. Her debut, The William Hoy Story, is on multiple state award lists, including the 2018-2019 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Awards. Manjhi Moves a Mountain is the winner of the 2018 South Asia Book Award, a 2018 Children and Teen’s Choice Book Awards finalist, and a Junior Library Guild selection, among other honors.

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1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Book Talk
Manjhi Moves a Mountain

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough.


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