19th Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture


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Bravo! Chris Raschka
April 8, 2015, Wednesday

San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

5:00 pm, Reception Catered by Red Door,
Children’s Center, Mezzanine

6:00 – 8:00 pm Lecture, 
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level

a-ball-for-daisy_custom-7536d80ed799c124f3b2979acb5c7e8b9fd34c6c-s6-c30Chris Raschka, winner of the 2012 Caldecott medal for his illustrations in A Ball for Daisy, will be the special guest lecturer at the Effie Lee Morris Lecture in Children’s Literature. In 1994, he received a Caldecott Honor award for Yo? Yes! He has authored or illustrated dozens of other books for children. He was the winner of a 2006 Caldecott medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window, with text by Norman Juster. Chris Raschka was nominated for a 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award from the International Board on Books for Young People.

His lecture, “Remembering Books” will touch on how books influenced his art, changes in books today, with visuals of his work. His lecture coincides with an art exhibit in his honor!

Enjoy the exhibit, Bravo! Chris Raschka. Main Library, Jewett Gallery, now through April 19, before or after the reception and lecture.

The Effie Lee Morris Lecture features thought-provoking conversations with today’s top authors and illustrators of books for children. This annual series offers the book loving public an opportunity to enrich their understanding of how writers and artists create great works for young readers. The series is funded by The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.

WNBA will sponsor a free raffle of Raschka picture books to be followed by a book signing.


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