October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Prairie Lights

Please join us for a special event with beloved children's book illustrator Melissa Sweet, who will talk about her artwork and the latest book she has illustrated; How to Read a Book, by Kwame Alexander.

Sweet has illustrated over 100 books and her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, as well as games and toys. She has received numerous awards including two Caldecott honors; A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams and The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant. Melissa has written four books: Carmine: A Little More Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Tupelo Rides the Rails; Balloons Over Broadway: The True Stroy of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade, a Sibert Award winner for informational books, an NCTE Orbis Pictus winner for outstanding nonfiction, and the Cook Prize for STEM picture book. Her most recent book, Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White was a New York Times Best Seller and garnered an NCTE Orbis Pictus award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book honor for nonfiction