Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 1-2 pm to meet one of the most talented children’s illustrators of our time! Christian Robinson won a Caldecott Honor for Last Stop on Market Street (written by Matt de la Pena) and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Patricia Hruby Powell). Leo: A Ghost Story (Mac Barnett) was chosen by the New York Times as one of its Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year. In Another, Christian’s debut as both author and illustrator, the author brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.
"Both beautiful and fanciful...vibrant shapes reminiscent of Paul Klee or Piet Mondrian fill the pages.... A work of art and celebration of childhood for all libraries." - School Library Journal, starred review
Christian Robinson grew up in Hollywood, in a one-bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, aunt, and grandmother. Drawing became a way to make space for himself and to create the kind of world he wanted to see. He studied animation at The California Institute of the Arts and worked with the Sesame Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios before becoming an illustrator of books for children. He presently lives in Northern California with his rescue greyhound Baldwin and several houseplants.