Join the UC Davis School of Education in its tenth anniversary
celebration of its annual Words Take Wing children’s lecture in
2014. We’d like to thank our partners, Sutter Health/Sutter
Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, and Sacramento Public Library,
for helping us make this a special tenth anniversary event.
The UC Davis School of Education’s annual celebration of
children’s literature, Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in
Children’s Literature, celebrates its tenth year in February
2014. Award-winning author and illustrator team Andrea Davis
Pinkney and Brian Pinkney will be the featured speakers.
Raffle tickets: $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00
Raffle tickets available through Words Take Wing committee member
Donna Justice (email@example.com) or at
the door. Drawing to be held at the evening lecture of Words
Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature
presentation by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney on
February 12, 2014 at Sacramento’s main library. Winners need not
be present to win.
Andrea and Brian Pinkney are the featured authors of the School
of Education’s 2014 Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in
Children’s Literature annual presentation and lecture. They
will make a presentation on the UC Davis Campus on February 13
for teachers and students from throughout Northern California. On
February 12, they will present a lecture at the Sacramento
Library Tsakapoulos Galleria in the evening.
Brian is an award-winning illustrator. Andrea has authored over
20 books for children, including Alvin Ailey, Dear
Benjamin Banneker, and Let It Shine: Stories of Black
Women Freedom Fighters, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor
Award in 2001. Her latest award-winning book is Hand in Hand:
Ten Black Men Who Changed America. Andrea has been named
among “The 25 Most Influential People in Our Children’s Lives” by
Children’s Health magazine. Visit Brian Pinkney’s
website for more on his work. Learn more about Andrea
Pinkney’s writing at
Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s
Literature (WTW) celebrates children’s literature and
values its capacity to inform, inspire, and empower by giving
voice and forum to the creators of children’s books. The WTW
committee endeavors to highlight notable authors and illustrators
of diverse backgrounds and to make the program available to those
children with whom the experience might strongly resonate.
It is our intent to deepen and expand our local children’s
literature community through mutually beneficial partnerships,
increased publicity, classroom presence, and additional
children’s literature events. In the above ways, WTW will
continue to build and sustain relationships with those who work
earnestly to nourish the lives of children and who recognize the
excellence and importance of children’s literature.