Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Association of Booksellers for Children Visits Melanie's Exhibition at the Brooklyn Central Library

The Executive Director of the Association of Booksellers for Children, Kristen McLean, was kind enough to visit my exhibition while she’s in town for Book Expo America. We slowly toured the 28 display showcases filled with original art from my picture books and chatted in the beautiful plaza in front of the library.

Kristen will host the Not-a-Dinner and (Mostly) Silent Auction, ABC’s gala event for the BEA, this Friday evening May 29 at the Brooklyn Marriott. The auction features original children’s book illustration and comic work by some of the most well known illustrators in children’s publishing.

ABC's Kristen McLean by the golden pillars of Brooklyn Central Library.

See this original illustration from AUNT LILLY’S LAUNDROMAT, a picture book I wrote and illustrated now on exhibition in "Ordinary into Extraordinary", at the Brooklyn Central Library *Youth Wing* 10 Grand Army Plaza until June 13, 2009. It's FREE!

I got the idea for AUNT LILLY’S LAUNDROMANT while doing laundry at the Ideal Laundromat on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. I discovered the owner, Mr Chen fast sleep in his chair. I wrote a story of an immigrant who must adjust to a new environment; the hard working backbone of a community, sometimes overlooked. I chose a Haitian main character because I love the colorful, vibrant, spiritual, and multi-patterned art of Haiti.

Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg

1 comment:

Short Poems said...

Well done :)

marinela x x