Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)
Creating Children's Picture Books: A Conversation with Meenal Patel and Teresa Peterson
Two recently-published children's book authors will discuss their work, the process of writing and publication, creating diverse children's literature, and more.
About Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala: A celebration of the threads that connect each of us to our heritage, the power of sharing our traditions with others, and the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
Meenal Patel is an illustrator, designer, and author based in San Francisco, California. She is inspired by family, childhood wonder, strong women, textures in nature, and her Indian-American heritage. When she’s not making art, she loves reading to her nieces, cooking chana masala, eating ice cream, visiting her home state of Minnesota and being in the beautiful outdoor spaces of California.
About Grasshopper Girl: A story about storytelling—Grasshopper Girl learns character lessons from Unktomi, the Dakota trickster.
Author, Teresa Peterson, Utuhu Cistinna Win is Dakota from the Upper Sioux Community. She shares, “The unktomi story Grasshopper Girl hears is one my mom and her siblings heard growing up from my grandpa, who also heard as a child from his mother. I wanted to lift up the tradition of storytelling in this era of technology and disconnect as well as preserve this story for future generations.”