Join author-illustrators and recent RISD grads Hanna Cha, Oge Mora, and Sam Streed, as well as their former teachers Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges and April Jones Prince, as they share their recently released picture books. Story time, followed by a brief panel discussion, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at how picture books are made—and demonstrate how following your passion and honing your process can lead to both success and new discoveries. Come celebrate these creators from our own backyard!
Oge Mora, illustrator of The Oldest Student
Oge Mora is the author/illustrator of Thank You, Omu! which won a Caldecott Honor as well as the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. It was also selected as a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Staff Pick and was chosen by both Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal as a Best Book of 2018. Visit her at ogemora.com.
Hanna Cha, author and illustrator of Tiny Feet Between the Mountains
Hanna Cha is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She spent her childhood in both Korea and America, and currently lives in Boston where she loves crinkling her nose in the early morning breeze and snuggling her tiger-like cat, Hobac. Tiny Feet Between the Mountains is her first book. Visit her online at HannaCha.com.
Sam Streed, author and illustrator of Alfred's Book of Monsters
Sam Streed is a children’s book author/illustrator, game artist, and animator. He recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. This is Sam’s first picture book.
April Jones Prince, author of Snowy Race
April Jones Prince is the author of many books for young readers, including What Do Wheels Do All Day?, a Child magazine best book of the year, and most recently, Goldinlocks and the Three Pirates, illustrated by Steven Salerno. She lives in Massachusetts.