Kate DiCamillo - 92Y, New York

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92Y Young Leaders Series

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo

Upon the feature film release of Kate DiCamillo’s The Tiger Rising, students and their teachers in grades 4 & 5 meet with the Newbery-Honor winning author for a presentation and conversation about this beloved children’s book.

A multifaceted story that tugs at readers’ hearts, The Tiger Rising follows 12-year-old Rob Horton who, walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, is stunned to encounter a tiger — a real-life, very large tiger — pacing back and forth in a cage. What’s more, on the same extraordinary day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other, and ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things — like memories, and heartaches, and tigers — can’t be locked up forever.

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92Y offers partial and full subsidies to schools that require financial support to participate in the Young Leaders Series. To apply for a subsidy, please email us a brief description of your circumstances.

This event is produced through 92Y’s Young Leaders Series: a virtual education program that connects classrooms across the country with leading figures in the arts and humanities. The Series invites students to discover their own artistic and intellectual passions, identify resources to pursue those passions and shape the future of their world.


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Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y

Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an award-winning writer of children’s books. She has received two Newbery Medals …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.