Wednesday, April 16, 2014

David Díaz is coming to town!

Thanks to a generous gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation, renowned children's book illustrator David Díaz is coming to the NSU Alvin Sherman Library next month to help us celebrate Children's Book Week. Click here for program details.

David Díaz was awarded the most prestigious illustration honor in the United States--the American Library Association’s Caldecott Medal*--for his groundbreaking 1995 picture book, Smoky Night. Since then, Díaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children including Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert winner of the 2012 Pura Belpré Medal, and The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor, and Pura Belpré Honor Award winning titles The Pot that Juan Built, Me, Frida, and Diego: Bigger Than Life.

*I am honored to be on the ballot for the 2016 Caldecott Book Award Committee. If you are a member of ALSC, please vote for me. Thank you!