Caldecott Winner Javaka Steptoe: Creating a Picture Book Biography
Sunday, October 28, 2018
12PM - 1PM
Javaka Steptoe, who won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his "Radiant Child," a biography for children about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, will share his process for creating the book, from inspiration and research, to writing the text and illustrating each spread.
Author / illustrator Javaka Steptoe will share insights on the following:
1. Research and finding “the meat of a story”
2. Truth telling and sharing “the sloppy, ugly and sometimes weird” realities with children
3. The drawing board and illustrating a world beyond the words.
The webinar will be LIVE, but if the timing doesn’t fit into your schedule, you’ll be able to view the webinar on your own until November 25th at 11:59pm, as many times as you like! Even if you view it live you can re-watch it again, and again, for a month.
Javaka Steptoe is an award-winning artist, author, designer, and illustrator. His latest book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat won the 2017 Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award. His debut picture book, In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall, won the Coretta Scott King Award, and Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow (written by Gary Golio) received a Coretta Scott King Honor. Steptoe has also illustrated Do You Know What I'll Do? by Charlotte Zolotow, A Pocketful of Poems by Nikki Grimes, Amiri and Odette: A Love Story by Walter Dean Myers, Rain Play by Cynthia Cotten, and Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English, which received the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. He is also the author and illustrator of The Jones Family Express.
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