*Effie Lee Morris Lecture 2012 - Jerry Pinkney

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A Sense of Place Real and Imagined
Jerry Pinkney, renowned illustrator and winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal for The Lion & the Mouse, will deliver the 16th Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture, on the topic: A Sense of Place Real and Imagined. 

The annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture highlights the work of noted authors and illustrators of books for children. Each guest lecturer draws on the knowledge gained from his or her life and career to offer insights into the world of children’s literature to an audience of educators, librarians, artists and other creative professionals, and the book-loving public. The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the local chapter of the Women’s National Book Association together sponsor the annual lecture series.

Mr. Pinkney’s large body of work over his 50-year career includes illustrations for numerous folk tales from around the world and collaborations with authors such as Julius Lester, Robert D. San Souci, and Patricia McKissack. His illustrations for The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy, a book that celebrates the strength of African-American families, won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration in 1986.

In addition to the lecture, an exhibition of facsimiles of original manuscript illustrations by Mr. Pinkney will be on view through May 31, 2012, in the Main Library’s Fisher Children’s Center.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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