OUR VOICE: ERIC CARLE MUSEUM SHOWCASES AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards seal was designed by artist Lev Mills in 1974. The emblem, with explanatory text, is part of “Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards”, a new exhibit in the east gallery of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.
Included in the exhibit are the works of Jane Addams illustrators and authors: Javaka Steptoe, Bryan Collier, Floyd Cooper, & Faith Ringgold and more.
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MV PARENT U: FRANCISCO JIMENEZ, AUTHOR “THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EDUCATION”
Author and educator Dr. Francisco Jiménez has been an agent for change in academia and public education for the last thirty years. He emigrated with his family from Mexico to California and as a child worked alongside his parents in the fields of California.
1998 Honor Book
WHERE ARE DIVERSE VOICES IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS? AUTHORS EXPLORE WHY THAT MATTERS
“There’s a lack of awareness of the number of black authors and illustrators who are creating literature for children,” said Kelly Starling Lyons, a Raleigh children’s book author and one of the organizers of Celebrating Our Voices.
…from 1 to 4 p.m. North Carolina children’s book authors Tameka Fryer Brown, Johnny Ray Moore, Eleanora E. Tate and Carole Boston Weatherford will read from their work.
WELL-READ BLACK GIRL’S GLORY EDIM CONTINUES TO GROW HER EMPIRE — THIS TIME WITH A BOOK
Edim’s clear love and respect for black women and their stories make it possible for this book to sidestep the danger of convening based on blackness and woman-ness alone, as she appears to have thought carefully about what the 21 contributors, including authors N.K. Jemisin, Jacqueline Woodson and Renée Watson, bring to a textual conversation with each other.
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BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S TO PUBLISH TWO MORE FROM RENEE WATSON
Bloomsbury Children’s Books will next year publish two further YA titles by US author Renée Watson, after bringing out her YA novel Piecing Me Together in February of this year.