StoryfestSC with Sophie Blackall and Rita Williams-Garcia - Episode 21
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses art, writing, history, and libraries with award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall and award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia at the 2017 StoryfestSC held in Columbia on Saturday, June 3. Blackall’s editorial illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Vogue, and Gourmet. She has illustrated over thirty books for children including Ruby's Wish, Meet Wild Boars, Pecan Pie Baby, Big Red Lollipop, and the Ivy and Bean series and won the 2016 Randolph Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. Rita Williams-Garcia is an American writer of young-adult novels. She is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels for young adults and middle grade readers. She has won the 2011 Newbery Honor Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for her book, One Crazy Summer. She also won the PEN/Norma Klein Award.
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