Wiliams-Garcia's best-selling novels for youths inspire imaginations, dreams and pride in all ages. Her books encourage cultural awareness and the importance of believing in yourself. "One Crazy Summer," the first book in her Gaither Sisters series, received the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Newbery Medal Honor Book and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.
Copies of her books will be available for purchasing.
After the presentation, Williams-Garcia will present awards to winners of Tulsa City-County Library's 2019 Young People's Creative Writing Contest.