Picture Book Biographies
Writers, Filmmakers, Composters, and More
Inspirational heroes can come from all around us — from our TVs to our very own neighborhoods! This picture book biography event celebrates creative minds who think outside the box and seek to bring joy, love, and comfort to those around them!
Join us for this virtual event where we'll uncover the true stories of Victor Hugo Green, a mailman who created the Green Book travel guide to help Black people travel safely; Mister Rogers, treasured TV icon who used music to capture the magic of everyday life; Robert McCloskey, the creator of picture book classic Make Way for Ducklings; Steven Spielberg, the legendary director and producer who started off as an ordinary Jewish boy; and Ruth Krauss, the author behind beloved children's books such as The Carrot Seed and A Hole is to Dig.
Join us to discover the stories of:
Going Places illustrated by ERIC VELASQUEZ
Mister Rogers' Gift of Music by DONNA CANGELOSI
Mr. McCloskey's Marvelous Mallards by EMMA BLAND SMITH
Starring Steven Spielberg: The Making of a Young Filmmaker by GENE BARRETTA
A Story is to Share: How Ruth Kraus Found Another Way to Tell a Tale by CARTER HIGGINS
Saturday, November 26th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast!
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