Get the Picture? Illustrated Books and How They Happen

Sat. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902


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Carole Lindstrom (We are Water Protectors), Juana Medina (Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas), and Liz Swanson (Wondrous Things) discuss their creative approaches to creating illustrated books, from the perspective of both writers and illustrators. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“In this tribute to Native resilience, Indigenous author-and-illustrator team Lindstrom and Goade invite readers to stand up for environmental justice. An inspiring call to action for all who care about our interconnected planet.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Medina’s cartoon-style illustrations done in ink and watercolor are vibrant and full of movement, beautifully capturing the full range of Juana’s conflicting emotions as Luis becomes a part of their lives. Juana’s big problema will resonate with many readers, who will look forward to hearing more about this spunky Colombian girl’s life.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With grace and skill, Liz Swanson has delivered an engaging book for all ages to enjoy. The illustrations are so carefully done and wrapped in the author’s love. Whether you are two or ninety-two, this book brings the reader to a quiet and calm place to just be and relax in the moment while asking, ‘What if…?'”—Michelle Simpson, teacher

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