The Bosler Memorial Library is hosting its first-ever Celebrate Children's Book Week from October 15 to October 21, 2017. This exciting week will feature author Andrea Davis Pinkney, a reception with the Illustrator, featuring illustrator Amy Bates, a breakfast with the author, featuring author/illustrator Matt Novak, featured storyteller, Fiona Powell and a very special canine guest. There will be special programming including the library's first ever escape room for kids, its first ever library sleepover for families and more! There will be book giveaways at some of the programs and Make-It, Take-It activities all throughout the week in the Youth Services Department. All of the programs are FREE.
For Children and Families of All Ages
Sunday, October 15, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
No Registration Required
Join our featured author, Andrea Davis Pinkney as she discusses the Magic of Books in this very interactive and engaging program. There will be singing, audience participation, show-and-tell, and discussion with participants. Ms. Pinkney will also read sections from award-winning books. This program will be engaging for children of all ages as well as adults. It is sure to be fun, exciting and informative.
The first 75 children will receive a free copy of the book, A Poem for Peter to have signed by Ms. Pinkney. The signing will take place immediately following the program (from 3 to 4pm). Please note that Ms. Pinkney will only be signing copies of her books. If you have a personal copy of one of Ms. Pinkney's books, you are welcome to bring it to be signed. One book per person, please.
Click HERE for a copy of the Celebrate the Book Week program booklet.
Ms. Pinkney's appearance is generously sponsored by Karns Quality Foods.
The Reception with the Illustrator and Breakfast with the Author are made possible through generous support from F&M Trust.
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction.
Her books have been awarded multiple Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Jane Addams Children's Literature Honor citations, four NAACP Image Award nominations, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor medal, as well as several Parenting Publication Gold Medals, and American Library Association Notable Book citations.
Andrea was named one of the "25 Most Influential Black Women in Business" by The Network Journal, and is among "The 25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives" cited by Children's Health Magazine. She is the recipient of the Medgar Evers College Lifetime Achievement Award.
Andrea was selected to deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture. This honor recognizes her significant contributions to literature for young people provided through a body of work that brings a deeper understanding of children's books and their impact.
In addition to her work as an author, Andrea has had an illustrious career as a children's book publisher and editor. She has acquired and published a robust mix of titles by authors such as Christopher Paul Curtis, Allen Say, Marilyn Nelson, Sharon G. Flake, Lois Lowry and Toni Morrison.
During the course of her career, Andrea has launched many high-profile publishing and entertainment entities, including Hyperion Books for Children/Disney Publishing's Jump at the Sun imprint, the first African-American children's book imprint at a major publishing company; the hugely popular Cheetah Girls series, and the teen book Serving from the Hip by world-class tennis pros Venus and Serena Williams, an Oprah featured selection.
Andrea is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications and is a former member of the Newhouse School's Board of Trustees. She lives in New York City with her husband, award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney, and their two children.
More books by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
- The Red Pencil
- Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
- Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
- Martin & Mahalia
- Bird in a Box
- Sojourner Truth's Steps-Stomp Stride
- Boycott Blues
- Duke Ellington
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters
To learn more, please visit:
Twitter: @AndreaDavisPink / https://twitter.com/AndreaDavisPink
Click HERE for a printable version of Ms. Pinkney's biography and list of books.