22nd Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture with Shane Evans

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Join the Main Children's Center as author and illustrator Shane W. Evans delivers the 22nd annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture on "The Art of Dream..." in the San Francisco Public Library Main Library's Koret Auditorium on Thursday, September 6, at 6 p.m.

A book-signing will follow the lecture.

Shane Evans is perhaps best-known as the author and illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning picture book Underground, a sensorily rich evocation of how it feels to be a slave on the way to freedom. Among his dozens of other titles are collaborations with his lifelong friend, actor and singer Taye Diggs; the pair have together created Chocolate Me!Mixed Me!, and other warmhearted picture stories.

Shane Evans is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor award, and two Jane Adams Honor awards, one for Lillian's Right to Vote (written by Jonah Winter) and the other for We March. 

This annual lecture honors the work of the late Effie Lee Morris by celebrating the work of writers and illustrators for children whose work exemplifies the causes she championed: inclusivity, diversity, and the rights of all children to read, learn, and create. Ms. Morris was the first coordinator of children's services at SFPL, the first African-American president of the Public Library Association, and a founder of the local chapter of the Women's National Book Association (WNBA). 

This lecture series is sponsored by the Main Children's Center,  Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and the SF chapter of the WNBA.

Register to see Shane Evans September 6, 2018

The event is free and open to members of the public of all ages. Registration is suggested at sfpl-effie-lee-morris22.eventbrite.com, as space is limited.

For more information, call (415) 557-4554.

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