Start: 5:00 pm
Sun 1/27 5pm Kadir Nelson author event & Random House Teacher Literacy Award Presentation Flyleaf Books and Book Harvest proudly host acclaimed artist and Coretta Scott King Award Winner Kadir Nelson, presenting his new book on Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream and a celebration of the Random House Foundation 2012 Teacher Award for Literacy to Estes Hills Elementary School teacher Mary Andrews. As the final event in Book Harvest's 10KBK: 10,000 Books for MLK Day, we are so pleased to host renowned artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson, who's new book I Have a Dream, brilliantly brings alive Dr. King's powerful and memorable 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today--50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past. This beautiful picture book edition is sure to be treasured by children and adults. We will also be recognizing the 2012 Random House Foundation Teacher Literacy Award Winner, Estes Hills Elementary Teacher Mary Andrews. Mary was selected from hundreds of applicants to win the $10,000.00 top prize from the Random House Foundation. To find out more: click here Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. Nelson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and has since created paintings for a host of distinguished clients including Sports Illustrated, The Coca-Cola Company, The United States Postal Service, Major League Baseball, and Dreamworks SKG where he worked as a visual development artist creating concept artwork for feature films, “Amistad”, and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”. Many of Nelson’s paintings are in the collections of notable institutions and public collections, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as in the private collections of actors, professional athletes, and musicians.