Jesse Joshua Watson is an award winning, NY Times Bestselling illustrator and author whose work includes Hope for Haiti, Golden Boy, Soccer Fence, Chess Rumble, Ghetto Cowboy, and the Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, among others. Jesse lives with his wife and sons in Port Townsend. In addition to writing and illustrating books, exhibiting fine art, and teaching art to kids, Jesse is infatuated with growing bamboo, plays soccer religiously, and surfs the chilly NW waters as often as he can.
Jesse Joshua Watson will share his journey from youth activist to children’s book author and illustrator and how his experiences have galvanized his artistic voice as well as his goals for changing the world.
A heartbreaking tragedy, a quiet book mighty in its message of protest and truth, and an author who listens to children.
Here is Lois Lowry’s inside story.
Here at iYouth, we like to feature author events, because we want you library students to go and meet local authors. Hopefully when you have a library of your own, you’ll invite them to come and do events and readings. So it’s important to start networking now. Plus authors are super friendly, and so are librarians!
Therefore we are thrilled to announce that local Seattle author Kim Baker is having a Book Launch and reading/signing party at Secret Garden Books in Ballard, on Tuesday, September 4, at 7pm. And you are all invited!
Here’s the link to more information at the local SCBWI* chapter’s blog. Kim’s middle-grade novel, Pickle, is a hilariously wonderful adventure, full of hijinks and pranks that will keep you entertained and wanting more. Read it, come to the signing, meet Kim, and eat a pickle or two!
*SCBWI stands for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. They’re an international organization, with local chapters all over, and the Western Washington chapter is quite well published and well known in the publishing and library industries. Lots of networking potential here!