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Author Talk with Roger Mello

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join author and illustrator Roger Mello for a talk about his beautiful book João by a Thread. At this KidsLIVE event, part of the New York Public Library’s World Literature Festival, Roger will answer questions, and teach the audience how to draw in his distinctive style.The livestream event will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd from 3:30-4:30 EST. You can register to attend on the library’s website. Please note that all attending adults must be accompanied by a child.

In João by a Thread, written and illustrated by Roger Mello and translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn, João tucks himself under his quilt and falls asleep. In his dreams, the threads of his quilt unwind and transform into rivers and valleys, fishing nets and mountain ranges carrying him far away.

Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 books, including more than 20 that he also wrote. He has won numerous awards for his writing and illustration including three of IBBY’s Luis Jardim Awards, the Best Children’s Book 2002 International Award, and the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2018, his book You Can’t Be Too Careful! was named a Batchelder Honor Book by the American Library Association.



April 23
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm