GRAPHIC WORKS ON MIGRANTS, REFUGEES, HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The story: In an accordion-style folded comic with drawings inspired by pre-Columbian art, Tonatiuh tells a fictional story of a Mexican laborer who enters the U.S. illegally and finds work as an underpaid and exploited busboy. He then tries to organize his co-workers demand better working conditions.
The author: Tonatiuh is an acclaimed children’s book illustrator.
ALICE B. MCGINTY/ARTFUL BIOGRAPHIES OF UNUSUAL ARTISTS
In “The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art” (2018, Candlewick Press, written by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Claire A. Nivola, ages 5-12), flowing watercolor illustrations and bright, lyrical text bring us into the magical world of Nek Chand’s Indian village.
BY LINDA GLASER & ILLUSTRATED BY CLAIRE A. NIVOLA
ILLUSTRATIONS BY LULU DELACRE TO BE PRESENTED IN SONIA SOTOMAYOR’S LIFE STORY AT ZIMMERLI THIS FALL
“In Turning Pages, she (Sonia Sotomayor) is a powerful advocate for the importance of reading, demonstrating how early exposure to books can transform a person’s life. Likewise, Lulu Delacre reveals through her captivating illustrations how art can tell a moving story.”
PENOBSCOT BAY PRESS
From one author to another – Five-year-old Nolan Decker explains the pages of a book he wrote and illustrated to fellow author Lois Lowry.
In a career currently in its fifth decade, Lowry is still hard at work. She has a new book in the works, based on the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the aftermath in Japan that followed. A graphic novel of The Giver is about to come out, and an animated movie version of her book The Willoughbys is in the process of being made….
ALABASTER LIBRARY ADDING NEW KID’S BOOK CLUB AFTER RECEIVING GRANT
Author Virginia Hamilton and her husband, poet Arnold Adoff; photo contributed by Bruce Cornett
The monthly club will showcase the books of the late award-winning author Virginia Hamilton and her husband award-winning author and poet Arnold Adoff….
“The goal is to introduce the children to the books of Hamilton and Adoff as well as the works of other authors in a fun way. We plan to include music and art as well as poetry and biographies.”
Anthony Burns – 1989 Jane Addams Award Winner
MALALA’S CONSENT NOT TAKEN FOR BIOPIC ‘GUL MAKAI’
Asked if he took the permission of Yousafzai or her family, Khan said: “No, I haven’t. But I think she and her family know that an Indian film director is making a film about her. But yes, I wish to show her the film once the film is ready.”
SAVE THE DATE: JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD CEREMONY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 AT 2:30 PM
777 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA FL 2 (44TH & 1ST)
A memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators. Meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners and honorees. Enjoy a reception and an opportunity for book signing after formal presentation of the awards. All the award books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. Reservations are not needed. Can’t come to NYC? Follow the ceremony as it is live streamed! (Details of streaming to be announced at a later date.)