Thursday, September 6th, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY
CIVIC CENTER • FREE ADMISSION
100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
5:00 pm: Reception, Children’s Center Creative Center, 2nd Floor
6:00 pm: Lecture, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level
Join the Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter and the Main Library’s Children’s Center as author/illustrator Shane W. Evans, author of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning Underground, speaks on The Art of Dream….
A book-signing will follow the lecture.
Shane Evans is perhaps best-known as the author and illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning picture book underground, a sensorily rich evocation of how it feels to be a slave on the way to freedom. Among his dozens of other titles are collaborations with his lifelong friend, actor and singer Taye Diggs; the pair have together created Chocolate Me, Mixed Me! and other warmhearted picture stories. Shane Evans is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor award, and two Jane Adams Honor awards, one for Lillian’s Right to Vote (written by Jonah Winter) and the other for We March.
This annual lecture honors the work of the late Effie Lee Morris by celebrating the work of writers and illustrators for children whose work exemplifies the causes she championed: inclusivity, diversity, and the rights of all children to read, learn, and create. Ms. Morris was the first coordinator of children’s services at SFPL, the first African-American president of the Public Library Association, and a founder of the local chapter of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).
This lecture series is sponsored by the Main Children’s Center, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and the SF chapter of the WNBA. The event is free and open to members of the public of all ages.
For more information, call 415-557-4554 or see their website.