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May 11, 2006

Allen Say - 'Accidental Career'

Popular children's author and medal winner, Allen Say will share tales from his accidental career as an author and illustrator of children’s books at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Tokyo May event. The discussion will include the development of Say's illustrations over the years and current directions. Say’s often autobiographical picture books tackle social and personal conflicts, many within an intercultural context. Works to date include; 1994 Caldecott Medal winner Grandfather’s Journey; The Sign Painter and Emma’s Rug, Home of the Brave, Music for Alice, Tea with Milk and the recent Kamishibai Man about a kamishibai storyteller.
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