Conversations with StoryfestSC 2017 Featured Guests - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 21

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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 TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Boston GlobeArchitectural DigestTown and Country, Vogue, and Gourmet. She has illustrated over thirty books for children including Ruby's WishMeet Wild BoarsPecan Pie BabyBig 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. Click here to listen to this LibraryVoicesSC episode 21 podcast today!

Upcoming Event

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Queen Quet and her Children's Books

June 29, 2024, 11:00 AM

Join us at the South Carolina Center for the Book for an author talk featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation , as she returns to the South Carolina State Library in Columbia, SC, in celebration of Black Music Month and her children's books. Queen Quet will present from her children's books and engage everyone in an interactive Gullah/Geechee presentation. A book signing will follow.