Award-winning Author/Illustrator Grace Lin joins Illinois Libraries Present for a virtual visit
Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering premier events, welcomes best-selling, award-winning author and illustrator Grace Lin in an online event on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.
Join Newbery and Caldecott honoree and The New York Times bestseller Grace Lin for an engaging conversation about her journey to become an award-winning author and illustrator. Learn about her latest middle grade book, "Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods," a beautifully written full-color book that explores the whimsical myths and stories behind your favorite American Chinese food. Then, learn how you can draw your own stories.
Before she was a bestselling author and illustrator, Lin was the only Asian girl going to her elementary school in upstate New York. That experience, good and bad, has influenced her books -- including her Newbery Honor "Where The Mountain Meets the Moon," her National Book Finalist "When the Sea Turned to Silver" and her Caldecott Honor "A Big Mooncake for Little Star." Lin advocates for diversity in children's books and was recognized by President Obama as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.
"A Conversation with Grace Lin: Food, Family and Folktales" will be online on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org/events to register.
Schaumburg Township District Library is a founding member of Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
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