AJC Decatur Book Festival Picture Book Panel

This is a Decatur Book Festival Event. Little Shop will be on hand to sell books!

Author/illustrator team Carmen Agra Deedy and Jim LaMarche have brilliantly crafted an original pourquoi tale about finding one’s place in the universe with The Children’s Moon. Laura Freeman, acclaimed Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honoree, showcases a loving intergenerational family and encourages girls to find female heroes in their own lives in the book Standing on Her Shoulders: A Celebration of Women, written by Monica Clark-Robinson. Hear their unique perspectives during this panel moderated by Jerry G. White.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:15pm
Event address: 
Decatur First Baptish Church
308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
The Children's Moon Cover Image
By Carmen Agra Deedy, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338216394
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 19th, 2021

Have you ever seen the moon on a clear blue day and wondered why?

“…Emotive watercolors…The well-told tale works on multiple levels….” --School Library Journal

There once was a time when the sun alone ruled the day, the moon graced the night, and little children were sent to bed before sunset.

Standing on Her Shoulders Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338358001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - February 2nd, 2021

A stunning love letter to the important women who shape us -- from our own mothers and grandmothers to the legends who paved the way for girls and women everywhere.

Standing on Her Shoulders is a celebration of the strong women who influence us -- from our mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers to the women who fought for equality and acceptance in the United States.

Anansi and the Colorful Kente Cloth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734450477
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: 1010 Publishing - June 6th, 2021

Told by the Griots (storytellers), the Anansi spider tales are believed to have originated from the Ashanti people in Ghana. "Anansi and the Colorful Kente Cloth", is based on those stories. This beautiful books is also available in Spanish, and is available from 1010 Publishing, a small press focusing on the bilingual dissemination of all books.