Award-winning children’s book illustrator at Butler Libraries

By , November 14, 2012 2:05 pm

Butler Libraries are sponsoring two events (one in December and one in February) with Michele Wood, an award-winning children’s book illustrator who is an Indianapolis native and resident of the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. The primary audiences for the December event are Butler education majors (AKA teacher candidates) and area teachers.  The library is collaborating with three COE students who are doing an independent study with Dr. Catherine Pangan to promote the event to those audiences; however, both events are free and open to the public, so please join us in learning about children’s book illustration!

 

The specifics of the events are as follows:

Date/Time:  December 3, 2012 6:00 -7:30 pm

Location:  Irwin Library (main level)

Event title:  I See the Rhythm of Gospel:  An Evening with Children’s Book Illustrator Michele Wood

Event Description:  Award-winning children’s book illustrator Michele Wood with discuss her recent work I See the Rhythm of Gospel, a sequel to the 1999 Coretta Scott King Award-winning book i see the rhythm. I See the Rhythm of Gospel beautifully relates the history of gospel music as reflected through the journey of African Americans from their arrival as slaves in America to the election of our first black president, Barack Obama. Following the presentation, Ms. Wood will sign books, which will be available for sale at the event. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Date/Time:  February 7, 2013 6:00 -7:30 pm

Location:  Irwin Library (main level)

Event title:  I Lay My Stitches Down:  An Evening with Children’s Book Illustrator Michele Wood

Event Description:  Children’s book illustrator Michele Wood with discuss her recent most work I Lay My Stiches Down: Poems of American Slavery, which has been selected for the New York Public Library’s “Children’s Books 2012: 100 Books for Reading and Sharing” list. The book uses the American folk tradition of quilting as a structural framework. In her illustrations, Wood employs African and American textile patterns and folk art motifs to create a moving witness and beautiful complement to the poetry. Following the presentation, Ms. Wood will sign books, which will be available for sale at the event. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about Michele Wood, see her Web site.

 

 

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