Join us for the first-ever family author visit, part of our Bexley Community Author Series, as we welcome Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney to Bexley. Mr. Pinkney's work spans children's literature, commemorative Postal Service stamps, covers and illustrations for National Geographic, and premier art exhibitions. He will share stories of his work as one of our nation’s most awarded and prolific children’s book authors, illustrators, and artists. Following his talk, he will meet attendees and sign books. Books will also be available for sale courtesy of Gramercy Books.
About Jerry Pinkney
Jerry Pinkney is one of America’s most admired children’s book illustrators. He has won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, five New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Awards, the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other prizes and honors. Recently a member of the National Council of the Arts and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has also served on the U.S. Postal Service Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Jerry Pinkney lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Westchester County, New York.
Thanks to the generous sponsors and host committee who make our spring event possible, the library is now able to add this free Family Author Event happening every fall.
Benefactor Sponsor: Giant Eagle Market District
Lead Sponsors: Crane Group, Paige and Michael Crane, Linda and Frank Kass, The Friends of Bexley Public Library, the Shamansky Family, and the Whitehall Bexley Rotary Club Foundation.
Literary Sponsors: Bexley Bed + Breakfast, Thomas and Christine Farquhar, and Stolz-Mead Global Advertising
And thanks to our generous host committee.
Community Partners: Bexley City Schools, Bexley Community Foundation, Capital University, Drexel Theater, Gramercy Books, WCBE 90.5 FM