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 Words Take Wing event
is a celebration of children’s literature as art. The focus is on
the diversity of stories and characters found in works by authors
from different cultures who explore and create settings that
reflect a wide range of perspectives and world views.
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.
Sutter Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, is the
School of Education’s Co-Sponsor of Words Take Wing: Honoring
Diversity in Children’s Literature.
The following donors made the 2014 program possible:
Children’s Miracle Network
Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Western Health Advantage
Joanne and Michael Banducci
Cheri and George Barden
Shannon and Chris Cannon
Bob and Wendy Chason
Sharon and Donald Hallberg
Donna and Mark Justice
Penny and Terry Kastanis
Anna and Dennis Kato
Anthony and Patricia Philipps
Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt
Ruth and Floyd Shimomura
Joseph Silva, Jr.
The husband-and-wife team of illustrator Brian Pinkney and author
Andrea Davis Pinkney will be the guests of honor at Words Take
Wing at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria on Wednesday, February
12, at 6 p.m. The event is one of the highlights of our Black
History Month celebrations, and is co-sponsored by the U.C. Davis
School of Education. We recently spoke with the Pinkneys ahead of
Read the interview here.