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Linda Sue Park, Lois Lowry, Margarita Engle, and Faith Ringgold Speak of their lives as writers and artists #jacba Newsletter 25Mar2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / March 25, 2016

Interview with Linda Sue Park Join host Becky Anderson as she talks to Newbery Medal winning author Linda Sue Park about her new book, Forest of Wonders, Volume 1 of the “Wing and Claw” trilogy. Posted on March 14, 2016 Read More A Conversation with Salva Dut and Linda Sue Park The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project invites the college community to hear the story of one of MCC’s most inspiring alumni, Salva Dut ‘00 and meet author Linda Sue Park. Park’s New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water, published in 2010 by Clarion Books, is a based on Salva’s true story as one of 3,800 Sudanese “Lost Boys” airlifted to the United States beginning in the mid-1990s. Read More A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park 2011 Awardee When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park 2003 Awardee Greenville native to speak on growing up in Nicholtown Jacqueline Woodson, the four time Newberry Award winning author grew up in the Nicholtown area in Greenville. She will speak at First Baptist Greenville about her experience growing up in Nicholtown at 7:30 p.m. on April 28. Woodson will also hold a book signing at M….

Carole B. Weatherford and E.B. Lewis – Artists For the World #jacba Newsletter 18Mar2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / March 18, 2016

Carole Boston Weatherford’s NAACP Image Award for ‘Gordon Parks’ a win for Chicago publisher Author Carole Boston Weatherford won an NAACP Image Award for her children’s book about filmmaker Gordon Parks. The book was published by the Park Ridge-based Albert Whitman & Company. Read More | Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford 2008 Awardee E.B. Lewis and the Art of Education: Award-winning illustrator draws on his talent to inspire children, improve society Lewis presented the university’s annual Evelyn M. Finnegan Children’s Literature Collection lecture Wednesday night in the University Hall Amphitheater. He told a packed audience the story of his challenging childhood and his journey to fine arts and illustration. He shared his artistic process, what drives him, and a challenging message for all educators and mentors of children. Read More | Each Kindness illustrated by E.B. Lewis 2013 AwardeeNight Boat to Freedom pictures by E. B. Lewis 2007 Awardee Award-Winning Author Francisco Jiménez Inspires Students at Mission College Jiménez described his first three memoirs, which set the context for “Taking Hold.” In “The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child,” he recounted that his family entered the U.S. illegally and worked in the California fields, following seasonal…

How the Arch of History may bend toward the Arch of Justice and Peace JACBA Newsletter 11Mar2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / March 11, 2016

Poetry (and art and children’s literature) can help us address the complex issues of our times, prod us to more fully embrace our own humanity, and shine light onto the ways that the long arch of history may bend towards the arch of justice and peace. – inspired by an evening with NAOMI SHIHAB NYE at the College of Southern Maryland An evening with NAOMI SHIHAB NYE — reading and in conversation with MICHAEL S. GLASER This program will explore how poetry can help us address the complex issues of our times, prod us to more fully embrace our own humanity, and shine light onto the ways that the long arch of history may bend towards the arch of justice and peace. Read More | Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye 1998 AwardeeSitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye 1995 Awardee “…and the Kitchen Sink” Series to Feature Local Illustrators On March 10, STLPR reporter Willis Ryder Arnold will host a panel of featured guest illustrators John Hendrix, Fox Smith, and Vidhya Nagarajan to discuss their work and the illustrating scene in St. Louis. Read More | Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix 2015 Awardee 12…

Sharing Art and Stance; E.B. Lewis Interviews and Video, Jacqueline Woodson, Patricia Polacco, and Melissa Sweet interviews JACBA Newsletter 3Mar2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / March 3, 2016

Gallery honors alumnus: E.B. Lewis In [The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn] by Mark Twain, Lewis saw misrepresentation of African Americans. He dedicated his career as an illustrator, fine artist and educator to recreating the image of African Americans as one of “dignity and pride,” he said. “It wasn’t just this down-trodden, broken and beaten individual, and so I want to showcase that,” Lewis said. “These paintings show that you control my body, but you don’t control my spirit. My spirit is intact.” Read More South Jersey illustrator E.B. Lewis brings the world to children Lewis believes exposure is the key to helping children learn, and illustrations can help expose them to new ideas and drive their interest in reading. He always travels to the source of the stories for research. “Picture books are designed to help children understand the world better, help them figure it out,” he said. “I will travel to meet the people, because I think it’s important to the work… The more I know about the subject, the more it goes into the work.” Read More | Night Boat to Freedom pictures by E. B. Lewis 2007 AwardeeEach Kindness illustrated by E.B. Lewis 2013 Awardee Author Jacqueline…