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Roger Mello celebrates with Rutgers University’s International Children’s Book Day
April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join us for a picture book read-aloud with Roger Mello on Friday, April 2nd at 11:00AM EST to celebrate Rutgers University’s International Children’s Book Day. Events include guest readings, live conversation, and a raffle selection (of Roger’s beautifully illustrated book, Lemon Butterly). You can register for the event here.
Born in 1965, Roger Mello grew up in the midst of Brazil’s military dictatorship. An illustrator, writer, and playwright, his first book available in English is Be Careful What You Wish For. In addition to his vibrant art, many of his children’s books are characterized by striking social criticism, in particular of child labor practices. In 2014, he made history by becoming the first illustrator from Latin America to win the Hans Christian Andersen award, an award colloquially referred to as the Nobel prize for children’s literature.