Monday, March 08, 2010

Weiss Center presents Our Children Can Soar-3/11/10-3/31/10

M. Jerry Weiss Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery,
Hepburn Hall Rm. 323
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07302

The original art work for the book, Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change, (Bloomsbury USA) (Juv. 920 .C771o) by Michelle Cook, will be on display. Featured artists are : James Ransome, AG Ford, Bryan Collier, Charlotte Riley-Webb, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Leo and Diane Dillon, E. B. Lewis, Eric Velasquez, Frank Morrison, Pat Cummings, R. Gregory Christie, and Shadra Strickland. The book was inspired by the 2008 presidential campaign slogan, “Rosa sat so Martin could march. Martin marched so Barack could run Barack ran so our children can soar.” It pays homage to the African-Americans, who paved the way for the civil rights movement,

Gallery hours:
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Admission is free

Scheduled Events
All events take place in the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Hepburn Hall Rm. 323
2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Opening Reception featuring James Ransome
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, March 11,
Features an address by James Ransome, one of the book’s 13 illustrators. (Copies of the books autographed by all the book’s 13 artists will be available for silent auction at the opening reception on March 11.)

Eric Velasquez
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pat Cummings
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Additional Author /Illustrator Event
Ted and Betsy Lewin
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

For further information about the NJCU exhibit call Dr. Allan De Fina, interim dean of NJCU’s Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, at (201)200-2101.
*Winner NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature For Children

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