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The Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture – Grace Lin

December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Us on Sunday, December 8, 2019

For a Conversation and Reception with Grace Lin, Newbery Honor & Caldecott Award Winning Author

Time: 4pm Lecture | 5pm Reception & Book-signing

Location: Grand Horizon Ballroom, Covel Commons at UCLA

Complimentary parking available in Parking Structure SV


Admission is free, but space is limited.  RSVP Here: https://uclasayers2019.eventbrite.com

For more information: events@gseis.ucla.edu | (310) 206-0375

Lecture and Q&A with Grace Lin. Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” and the Theodor Geisel Honor for “Ling and Ting.” Her most recent novel “When the Sea Turned to Silver” was a National Book Award Finalist and her most recent picture book, “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” was awarded the Caldecott Honor. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

About the Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture

The Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture is an annual UCLA event that features the best of today’s award-winning authors and illustrators of children’s literature. The event is sponsored by the UCLA Department of Information Studies as a tribute to Frances Clarke Sayers (1897-1989), a former UCLA faculty member who was a noted American children’s librarian, author of children’s books, lecturer, and outspoken advocate for excellence in children’s literature.

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December 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons
200 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles, 90095


Information Studies Department