Book Talk: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of "World of Wonders"
October 26, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for a virtual author talk with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, who just won the Ohioana Book Award for non-fiction for "World of Wonders."
Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Nezhukumatathil (neh-ZOO / koo-mah / tah-TILL) is the author of four books of poetry. Her illustrated collection of nature essays, "World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments," is Nezhukumatathil’s first nonfiction book.
Told in the context of her unusual childhood growing up on the grounds of mental institutions in rural America, "World of Wonders" tells of her parents pushing Nezhukumatathil toward science while she found herself drawn toward language—all unfolding through detailed and delightful observations about the oddities and fascinations of our planet. Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, "World of Wonders," which was named Barnes and Nobles’ Book of the Year, is a book of sustenance and joy.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is also known for her dynamic and joy-filled teaching. Equally at ease in a university or high school classroom, she often serves as a poetry “ambassador,” bringing the delights and joys of reading and writing poetry to classrooms all over the country.
Sponsored by the Ursuline College Women's Center .
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