New York Public Library’s Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce our upcoming program on Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m.
Coming to America / From America
How do American children’s books stack up against those published in other countries? What are the differences that occur in publications in different nations? How does a book change when it’s translated for Americans, or even just republished? Join a distinguished panel including Sophie Blackall, Nora Krug, and Bo Zaunders as they unravel these sticky questions.
Sophie Blackall, Australian by birth, has illustrated such books as the New York Times Best Illustrated Big Red Lollipop, as well as this year’s Aldous Huxley picture book The Crows of Pearlblossom, the twisted Spinster Goose, and the sweet Are You Awake? which proves that Ms. Blackall is truly familiar with kids. She also creates art on the Missed Connections blog where random encounters are immortalized through her art.
Nora Krug is a German artist who, amongst her other talents, has illustrated the children’s book My Cold Went on Vacation for Penguin Putnam and created the graphic novel Red Riding Hood Redux which takes the classic fairytale and places you in various characters’ shoes. She is currently an associate professor in the Illustration Program at Parsons, The New School.
Bo Zaunders originally hails from Sweden and has illustrated two children’s books and has done editorial illustrations for The New York Times Book Review, Smithsonian Magazine, Gourmet, Advertising Age, and Conde Nast Traveler. More recently, he has written four nonfiction children’s books, all illustrated by his wife, Roxie Munro.
This program will be held in the Berger Forum (Room 227)
New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman
42nd Street and 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018