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On June 8, 2022, we honored four literary stars who were nurtured at Queens Public Library and who exemplify the promise of our borough — Jelani Cobb, Min Jin Lee, R.J. Palacio, and Gary Shteyngart. We are pleased to share this virtual presentation of the 2022 Gala with our community of customers and supporters.

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Queens Public Library 2022 Gala Honorees

Jelani Cobb

Peabody Award-winning journalist, educator, and staff writer at The New Yorker

Min Jin Lee

Bestselling author of Pachinko, a National Book Award finalist, and Free Food for Millionaires

R. J. Palacio

Author of the bestselling Wonder, Pony, and other books for children

Gary Shteyngart

Bestselling author of Our Country Friends and Little Failure, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist

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