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A Conversation with Jerry Craft

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Brown County Public Library  joins more than 200 Illinois libraries participating in Season 3 of Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a collaborative effort featuring virtual events with bestselling and award-winning authors and esteemed speakers. The season continues with A Conversation with Jerry Craft: From Mama’s Boyz to New Kid and Beyond. Craft is an award winning children’s author and illustrator, as well as a syndicated cartoonist. Listen in as Craft talks about life and art, and gives a drawing demo that will be fun for the whole family! 

Craft is the author-illustrator of #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels New Kid, and its companion book, Class Act. New Kid was the first book in history to win the Newbery Medal (2020), The Coretta Scott King Author Award (2020), and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature (2019). He uses his personal life as fuel for his stories and creates compelling stories and characters to represent his community. His works tackle complex themes with humor, heart, and a deep understanding of the human experience.

Craft will be joined in conversation by Ronell Whitaker. Whitaker has over 15 years of education experience and is a champion for comics in the classroom. He has presented across the country at conferences and conventions on the virtues of comics in the classroom. He currently serves as the English Curriculum Director for Community High

 This event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 PM. The event is free on Zoom and open to the public, but registration is required.  


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