Picturing Lives: Picture Book BiographiesSaturday, May 6 | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Berkeley Public Library - Community Meeting Room
- History & Biography
At a 2018 NYU symposium specifically devoted to the rise of children’s picture book biographies, critic Leonard Marcus called the recent wave of new biographies “a vibrant publishing phenomenon,” doing important work to address historical imbalances in representation—all while telling vital, surprising stories! In this session that’s appropriate for parents, teachers, and young readers alike, we’ll delve into this exciting world of picture book biographies, where early readers can learn about the lives of trailblazing artists and revolutionaries through a marriage of colors, shapes, and prose. Meet authors Angela Dalton (To Boldly Go: How Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek Helped Advance Civil Rights), Emma Bland Smith (Mr. McCloskey’s Marvelous Mallards), Marni Fogelson (The Girl Who Heard the Music: How One Pianist and 85,000 Bottles and Cans Brought New Hope to an Island), and Susan B. Katz (Gaudí: Architect of Imagination) with moderator Amy Midanik-Blum, editorial associate at Common Sense Media. All ages.
Book signing information: Folio Books, at the venue