For Immediate Release: 10/8/19
Lyn Davidson, Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center
(415) 557-4552; Carole.Davidson@sfpl.org
Jaime Wong, Public Relations Officer
(415) 557-4295; Jaime.Wong@sfpl.org
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.
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 https://christianrobinsonsfpl2019.eventbrite.com.