Paul O. Zelinsky singalong:
“The Wheels on the Bus”
10/20 at 11am
Paul O. Zelinsky’s illustrations have won wide acclaim and many awards, including the Caldecott Medal for his retelling of Rapunzel and three Caldecott Honors, for Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Swamp Angel. Trained as a painter, Paul turned to illustration when he realized that his greatest satisfaction comes from telling stories through pictures. He is known for the unusual variety of styles and genres in his books, which range from classically painted fairy tales to the silly and popular Z is for Moose, and illustrations for such esteemed writers as Beverly Cleary. Paul conceived and created the much-loved mechanical book The Wheels on the Bus. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.
10/17 at 11 AM
Ama Karikari-Yawson earned a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her unique understanding of social issues, business, and the law has enabled her to become a relevant voice on issues as varied as diversity, sexual violence, and personal empowerment. She is a frequent contributor to publications such as The Huffington Post and The Atlantic. In 2013, a painful experience with bullying inspired her to write her best-selling fable about difference, Sunne’s Gift. Ms. Yawson became so personally invested in spreading the book’s message of healing and harmony, that she quit her six-figure job as a securities lawyer to become a full-time, author, storyteller, speaker, and edutainer. Her life-changing workshops and training sessions incorporate storytelling, drama, dance, history, cutting edge psychological research and legal analysis in order to truly propel participants towards healthier and more successful lives. She is also the creator of the folkloric character for Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa Nana. Through the Kwanzaa Nana series, students learn practical tools for community activism and social justice. Ms. Karikari-Yawson lives in the New York area with her husband and two kids and she continues to write books, perform stories, and conduct training programs
10/21 at 11 AM
Grandpa Stops A War
SUSAN ROBESON grew up in West Harlem and spent many of her early years with her grandparents at their book-filled brownstone home in upper Harlem. She is a longtime documentary film and television producer. Her award-winning work has appeared on PBS, NBC and ABC affiliates, and Channel 4 in the UK, and has shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Museum, and numerous film festivals. Her first book, The Whole World In His Hands: A Pictorial Biography of Paul Robeson, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She resides in the New York City area where she is an adjunct professor in film and communications and executive director of the Paul Robeson Foundation. This is her first picture book for young readers.
Darlene P. Campos
10/24 at 11 AM
Oct 31 at 11 AM
Special Halloween reading of “Skulls” and “Second Banana”
Blair Thornburgh is the author of several books for kids and teens. A graduate of the Hamline MFA Program in writing for children and young adults, she lives outside of Philadelphia. Visit her online at BlairThornburgh.com.
11/4 at 11 AM
Reading: Let’s Go On Safari
Austinite Kate Gilman Williams has a busy schedule. In addition to keeping up with social media, playing volleyball and fostering a baby elephant in Kenya, she is the co-author of Let’s Go on Safari!
11/6 at 11 AM
Reading, “The Cholo Tree”
Daniel Chacón is a Latino short story writer, novelist, essayist, editor, professor and radio host.
11/7 at 11 AM
Doris Ettlinger has been an illustrator since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. She later received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her work features fine draftsmanship and a masterful use of watercolor.
On the third floor of the mill Doris coaches the Musconetcong Watercolor Group and teaches monthly watercolor workshops. She also teaches workshops at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.
Doris is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Hunterdon Watercolor Society, and a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society.
11/11 at 11 AM
Floyd Cooper is an American illustrator of children’s books. He is based in Easton, Pennsylvania and has worked with Jane Yolen, Nikki Grimes, Eloise Greenfield, Howard Bryant, Joyce Carol Thomas and many more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma.
11/14 at 11 AM
Victoria Jamieson is an American author and illustrator of children’s books, known for Roller Girl, a graphic novel about roller derby.