This past Thursday was the @bankstreetedu Children's Book Awards ceremony. It was so very special, celebrating books that truly connect to readers and can change lives. As a Bank Street Children's Book Committee Member-at-large, I was honored to design the award medallion to honor these books.
The acceptance speeches were SO touching and inspiring and empowering. (Plus, the parking was insane, as evidenced in this photo.) Please check out the winning books, which are so amazing and true works of art:
Last night I saw a gorgeous production that I highly recommend if you're in the New York city area. It's an exquisite show created by my friend Heather Henson & @ibexpuppetry with puppets by the Jim Henson Workshop.
Visually, it is stunning (just wait until you see the birch trees that transform into an elegant deer!), and the Native American cast perform beautifully powerful music and stories. As the description says:
"Bringing community together through puppetry, traditional dances, projections and kites, Ajijaak on Turtle Island will inspire the next generation of eco-champions." It's great for adults and kids, is at the legendary La MaMa Experimental Theatre @lamamaetc , and only runs through Sun., 2/18.
Tickets & info here!: lamama.org/ajijaack/