From the NYT:
Ms. DiCamillo is required to appear at the National Book Festival and at Children’s Book Week in New York. Her message, she said, would be an inclusive one.
“It wasn’t until my fifth or sixth book where I realized I’m trying to do the same thing in every story I tell, which is bring everybody together in the same room,” Ms. DiCamillo said. “That’s the same thing that I want here: to get as many different people into the room as I can. I don’t know that I will resonate with a particular group of kids, but I want to get as many kids and as many adults together reading as I can.”