Christian Robinson Takes Flight in New Book

For Immediate Release: 10/8/19
Media Contacts:

Lyn Davidson, Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center
(415) 557-4552;

Jaime Wong, Public Relations Officer
(415) 557-4295;

Christian Robinson Takes Flight in New Book

Award-winning illustrator shares work and play at the Library

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson introduces his new picture book, Just in Case You Want to Fly—a special book for everyone who has ever needed wings—in a just-announced event at the San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5p.m.

Robinson will discuss his work and lead a mini-drawing workshop for an all-ages audience. Copies of Just In Case You Want to Fly will be available for purchase, and a book-signing will conclude the event. Youth ages 18 and younger can enter the raffle drawing for free copies of the book.

Caldecott Honor Award and Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson’s second collaboration with author Julie Fogliano is the tender, vibrant, and inspiring picture book Just In Case You Want to Fly (Holiday House, October 8, 2019). Written for children and their grown-ups, it offers gentle wisdom for anyone looking for a little uplift to help them soar. It is a tender and inspiring story about growing up, facing challenges, and finding your wings…together.

“Just in case you want to fly

here’s some wind

and here’s the sky

here’s a feather

here’s up high

and here’s a wing from a butterfly.”

Fogliano and Robinson’s previous book, When’s My Birthday?, received five starred reviews and was called “buoyant and perfectly childlike” by School Library Journal and “nostalgic and fresh” by Kirkus Reviews. It was also named a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.

Featured Event
Just In Case You Want to Fly...with Christian Robinson – Oct. 16, 5p.m., Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 415-557-4554. Register on Eventbrite at

October 8, 2019