Meet Author Javaka Steptoe
Monday, July 15, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
Meet Author Javaka Steptoe
Wherenon-library location
Non-Library LocationOther
AddressAfricatown, 3100 S. Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98108
AudienceKids & Families, Teens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin Caldecott Award-winning author, Javaka Steptoe as he reads from one of his children’s books and discusses his journey as a writer and illustrator.  
DescriptionJavaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little, Brown). The book won many other honors, too, including the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and multiple starred reviews. His debut picture book, In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers (Lee & Low Books, ), earned him a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, in addition to a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Literature Work at the 1998 NAACP Image Awards. Since that time, Steptoe has illustrated and/or written more than a dozen books for youth readers, collaborating with some of the top names in the business—Walter Dean Myers, Nikki Grimes and Karen English. Javaka Steptoe travels extensively reading and conducting workshops at schools, libraries, museums, and conferences across the country and internationally.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Africatown Center for Education and Innovation. Free books will be available for distribution and signing, while supplies last.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
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Contact Phone206-386-4636
Contact Info*Central Library
ContactAmy Twito
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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