For Immediate Release: August 8, 2018
Media Contact: Mindy Linetzky
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Shane Evans shares stories, dreams and reflections
Acclaimed author/illustrator to speak at the Main Library on September 6, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The library is pleased to announce that Shane Evans will deliver the 22nd Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture, titled The Art of Dream… on Thursday, September 6 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library, Koret Auditorium.
Evans is best-known as the author and illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning picture book Underground, a sensory 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 as the pair have together created Chocolate Me!, Mixed Me! and other warmhearted picture stories. 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 event 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 the San Francisco Public Library, 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).
Sponsored by the Main Library’s Fishers Children’s Center, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco chapter of the WNBA, the author talk is free and open to all ages. Registration is suggested as space is limited. A book-signing will follow the presentation.
Shane Evans: The Art of Dream…– September 6, 6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.