UT Literature Center to Host Acclaimed Children’s Author

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KNOXVILLE — The UT School of Information Sciences’ Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, along with the Knox County Public Library, will present a lecture by critically acclaimed children’s book author/illustrator Nina Crews at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.

The lecture will be held in the third-floor auditorium of the Communications Building, 345 Circle Park Drive. The event is free and open to the public, and Crews will be available for book signing following the lecture.

Crews uses photographs and photocollages to create energetic stories about young children. Her career began in1995 with One Hot Summer Day, which Kirkus Reviews hailed as “the debut of a welcome new voice and vision.” Two of her recent books, The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below were ALA Notable selections.

Crews puts a new spin on a very old goose in her recent book, The Neighborhood Mother Goose. Mother Goose may be the most familiar and beloved of nursery rhymes throughout the ages, but which Mother Goose are we talking about? Interpretations place her everywhere from the English countryside to Alaska to the Appalachian Mountains.

The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee promotes literature as essential to the literacy, learning, social, emotional, and aesthetic development of young people.

For more information about The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, please visit www.sis.utk.edu/ccyal.

C O N T A C T :

Charles Primm (865-974-5180, charles.primm@tennessee.edu)

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