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Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children's Literature School Matinee

Featuring Patricia McKissack
Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children's Literature School Matinee
Monday, February 26, 2007 - 11:00am
This event is a celebration of the creation of children's literature as an art. Award-winning author Patricia McKissack will share a glimpse into the art of crafting words and images that seize our hearts and minds.

A prolific writer of historical fiction about African Americans and tales with roots in stroytelling, McKissack frequently collaborates with her husband and other family members. Together, they have written over one hundred books about the African-American experience, winning numerous awards such as the 2003 Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Days of Jubilee. McKissack's other books include Color Me Dark, Flossie the Fox, Black Diamond, Black Hands, White Sails, Goin' Someplace Special and Mirandy and Brother Wind.

McKissack was born in Smyrna, Tennessee and now lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

To order tickets to this school matinee, call 530-754-4689.

Sponsored by UC Davis School of Education and UC Davis Children's Hospital.

Event Info

Monday, February 26, 2007 - 11:00am
Jackson Hall