James Kennedy

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of "The Order of Odd-Fish" (Random House Delacorte 2008), a young adult fantasy that was one of the Smithsonian's Notable Books for Children 2008, an ALA 2009 Best Books for Young Adults Nominee, and a YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. Booklist praised Odd-Fish as "hilarious" and Time Out Chicago described it as "a work of mischievous imagination and outrageous invention." James is also the founder and curator of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds, with yearly screenings in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston, San Antonio, Portland, Tacoma, and other cities. James graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with a degree in physics and philosophy. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Chicago.

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