Newbery-Winning Storyteller Kelly Barnhill Writes to Be Read Out Loud

by Naomi Krueger

Storytelling, especially big stories told aloud, is at the heart of Kelly Barnhill’s experience as both a reluctant reader and the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon. From her self-proclaimed “weird, odd imagination,” she spins captivating tales of witches and swamp monsters, wrestling with multi-layered themes of justice and courage, truth and falsehood. […]