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February 19, 2016

Celebrating the Life of an Artist: Marcia Brown, Class of 1940, (1919-2015)

Friday, April 8, 2016, 2:00 - 5:00PM
Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Room
University at Albany Science Library


Video of the event

Please join us to celebrate the life of Marcia Brown, New York State College for Teachers Class of 1940, an internationally renowned illustrator and author of children's books. She was a three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, the American Library Association's highest award for excellence in children's' book illustrations, for three of her books: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper (1954); Once a Mouse (1961); and Shadow (1982), and six more of her books are Caldecott Honor Books.

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Speakers confirmed include:
Anita Silvey, author and former editor of The Horn Book
Jeanne Lamb, New York Public Library
Dr. Kendra Howard Smith, Associate Professor, University at Albany
David Mitchell, Curator, Miriam Snow Mathes Historical Children's Literature
John Solum, Music Teacher and Friend of Marcia Brown

More speakers to be confirmed
Marcia Brown's original artwork on display
Reception will follow the program

Please RSVP

Sponsored by the University Libraries' M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives