Spencer G. Shaw Lecture Series, featuring Yuyi Morales
"Our Stories, Our Pages"
Exploring how picture books can be a representation or reimagination of our lived experiences
Join us online for the 2021 Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture, featuring Yuyi Morales, award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale, Counting Book and Little Night, co-released in Spanish as Nochecita. Her newest book is Bright Star (2021, Neal Porter Books, Holiday House).
A recording will be available for one week after the event. Registrants will be sent a link to access it.
Yuyi has several works available for purchase through Secret Garden. Signed bookplates are available to those who purchase. The books include:
- Bright Star
- Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
- Little Night/Nochecita
- Niño Wrestles the World
- Viva Frida
Please include your name and address on the order. During checkout, please indicate in the notes section that the purchase is from the Shaw Lecture. If you plan to pick up your book, please also indicate this in the comment section.
About the Spencer G. Shaw Lecture Series
Each year, the University of Washington Information School hosts a lecture established in Spencer Shaw's honor. This lecture takes place every October and features a leading figure in children's literature, who will speak to library students, teachers, librarians, alumni, community members, and more.
Famed authors and illustrators such as Tom Feelings, Maurice Sendak, Ashley Bryan, Margaret Mahy, Gary Soto, Laurence Yep, Theodore Taylor, Susan Cooper, Katherine Paterson, Milton Meltzer, and Jerry Pinkney have participated.
This lecture series is endowed to honor Spencer Shaw in perpetuity to continue to attract the best authors and illustrators in the field to lecture at the University of Washington.