Coming Soon: Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Jan Spivey Gilchrist
The winners of several children’s book awards were announced last Monday, including the winners of the Coretta Scott King Award.  We were happy to note that one of the honor books this year was illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, who will be visiting the library on February 19 as part of our Coretta Scott King Award Festival.  You will have a chance to buy one of her books and have it signed, and also to listen to her talk about what it’s like to be an artist!

Here are a few of the award-winning books she has illustrated:

The Great Migration
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield was one of this year’s Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books.  Mrs. Gilchrist has collaborated with the same poet on many other books.

Nathaniel Talking
Nathaniel Talking
was a favorite in 1990.  Mrs. Gilchrist won the CSK Illustrator Award, and the book also earned a CSK Author Honor for Ms. Greenfield.

Night on Neighborhood Street
Night on Neighborhood Street
was an Honor Book for both the author and the illustrator in 1992.

You can learn more about Jan Spivey Gilchrist by clicking on her photograph.  You can find many more books she has illustrated here at the library!

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