*19th Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture

with Guest Lecturer Chris Raschka
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Chris Raschka, winner of the 2012 Caldecott medal for his illustrations in A Ball for Daisy, will be the special guest lecturer at the 19th annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture in Children’s Literature. In 1994, he received a Caldecott Honor award for Yo? Yes! He has authored or illustrated dozens of other books for children. He was the winner of a 2006 Caldecott medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window, with text by Norman Juster. Chris Raschka was nominated for a 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award from the International Board on Books for Young People. His lecture will be "Remembering Books."

Related exhibit: Bravo! Chris Raschka. Main Library, Jewett Gallery, now through April 19.

The Effie Lee Morris Lecture features thought-provoking conversations with today’s top authors and illustrators of books for children. This annual series offers the book loving public an opportunity to enrich their understanding of how writers and artists create great works for young readers. The series is funded by The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.

A book sale by Readers Books book signing will follow the event.

For more information, call 415-557-4554.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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