Justice Sonia Sotomayor chooses Lulu Delacre to illustrate her memoir for young people

JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR HIGHLIGHTS THE ‘WONDERS’ OF READING IN NEW MEMOIR FOR KIDS: SEE THE COVER!

For Sotomayor, the illustrations in Turning Pages are just as important as the story itself. The Justice chose Lulu Delacre as illustrator because she felt connected to the Puerto Rican-born artist, who has a background that’s similar to Sotomayor’s own. When she saw Delacre’s work for the first time it “shone bright” for her, Sotomayor explained.

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ARTS: PAM MUNOZ RYAN TO RECEIVE ZARROW AWARD FRIDAY 

 

Ryan began her career as a bilingual Head Start teacher and a director for an early childhood program. It was as she was working on a master’s degree at San Diego State University that one of her professors urged her to pursue a career in professional writing.
 
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MEET PAM MUNOZ RYAN, WINNER OF THE 2018 ZARROW AWARD 

…we offer a chat with Pam Muñoz Ryan, the prolific American writer for children and young adults who often produces books with multicultural and/or progressive themes. Ryan is the winner of the 2018 Anne V. Zarrow Award, which is given annually by the Tulsa Library Trust.

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BRUNSWICK LIBRARY OPENS EXHIBIT SHOWCASING ‘CHARLOTTE’S WEB’ ILLUSTRATOR 

The “Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century” exhibit, consisting of more than 90 original illustrations, sketches and drawings on loan from the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas. It runs through July 31. 

Main author and illustrator Melissa Sweet, author of “Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White” will give a free talk in conjunction with the exhibit. 

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ESTEEMED AUTHOR VISITS PDS

Over her two-day visit on campus, Ms. Sweet, whose books include Carmine: A Little More Red, Tupelo Rides the Rails, Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, and, most recently, Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White, worked with students in all three divisions in both assemblies and classrooms.

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MIAMI DADE COLLEGE’S MIAMI BOOK FAIR PRESENTS LITTLE HAITI BOOK FESTIVAL

Fieldwork, immersion, interviews, and archival research: Award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat, author of The Art of Death, and award-winning foreign correspondent Jacqueline Charles will discuss the role of research in their writing.
 
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HOW TO CELEBRATE HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MIAMI 

Little Haiti Book Festival featuring award-winning author Edwidge Danticat, and others from Haiti and the United States.
 
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BOOK SPILLS THE BEANS ON NEK CHAND’S ‘SECRET KINGDOM’ 

The incredible story of the world’s largest visionary environment: the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, kept secret by self-taught Indian artist and sculptor Nek Chand for fifteen years, is the theme of Chicago-based author Barb Rosenstock’s new book. The book, titled A Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, Changing India and a Hidden World of Art, complemented by Claire A Nivola’s water colour illustrations is a captivating biographical narrative.
 
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AUTHOR AIMS VIETNAM WAR BOOK AT YOUNG READERS 

Elizabeth Partridge protested the war as a teenager in Berkeley; she offers an overview of the war to a new generation in the lavishly-illustrated book Boots On The Ground: America’s War In Vietnam.

 
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10 UNIQUE CHILDREN’S BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE ALL TYPES OF MOTHERHOOD 

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson ($8): Written by acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson, this YA book explores life after Melanin Sun’s mom divulges that she’s a lesbian, and her girlfriend is a rich white woman. How he handles these big changes are detailed in Sun’s journal entries. This is a perfect book for families who want to broach delicate subjects such as race and sexuality with sensitivity and care.

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