Sunday, December 14, 2008
Who is Melanie?
My full name is Melanie Hope Greenberg. You might have seen my children's picture books in bookstores, or in your classroom or school libraries. Or you might have borrowed my picture books from the public library.
So far, I've illustrated 16 picture books, six of them I've written. I taught myself how to draw and paint. Some of my stories are about life in a city. Writing and illustrating about that subject comes easy. I grew up and went to public schools in the Bronx and now live in Brooklyn. Both are boroughs of New York City.
I want to inspire the love of reading and art when I visit elementary schools and libraries to talk about my exciting career as a picture book author and illustrator.
Photo: I gave a presentation to elementary students at the Dweck Center at the the Brooklyn Public Central Library.
BPL's fabulous librarian, Deloris McCullough holds my book.