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October 2019

Roger Mello at the Chicago Public Library

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join Roger Mello for a story time and drawing session at the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library. Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. Rather than relying on written narrative to tell the story, Mello invites his young readers to fill the gaps with imagination. Mello has won numerous awards for writing and illustrating, including…

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Storytime with Roger Mello at Evanston Public Library

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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The Evanston Public Library is celebrating the launch of Charcoal Boys with a reading and drawing session with Roger Mello! Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. Rather than relying on written narrative to tell the story, Mello invites his young readers to fill the gaps with imagination. Mello has won numerous awards for writing…

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Storytime with Roger Mello at Roscoe Books

October 19 @ 11:00 am
Roscoe Books, 2142 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Please join us for an interactive reading with Roger Mello, Brazilian author of Charcoal Boys! Roger will be discussing his latest book, alongside favorites like You Can’t Be Too Careful! and Feather. Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. Rather than relying on written narrative to tell the story, Mello invites his young readers to fill the gaps…

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Storytime with Roger Mello at 57th Street Books

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
57th Street Books, 1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Please join us on October 20th for a reading with beloved children’s author, Roger Mello. Roger Mello will be presenting his new book, Charcoal Boys, which explores the intertwining lives of a hornet and a boy, offering a vital glimpse into a world of Brazil’s coal mines. Through the wasp we observe the hardships the little boy faces, from his work at the furnaces to his relationships with the other workers. Mello allows the little boy’s strength and resilience to shine…

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Roger Mello at the IBBY Regional Conference

October 25 @ 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
AT&T Conference & Hotel Center, 1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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On the IBBY Info Session on Awards and Festivals panel, Roger speaks about being a repeat recipient of the IBBY awards and being a judge for international awards. Roger will also be available from 8:00-8:30 pm for autographs. Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. Rather than relying on written narrative to tell the…

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