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Artist Talk with Katie Yamasaki

Artist Talk with Katie Yamasaki

March 9, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn NY

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Suggested Ages: All

Join Brooklyn author, illustrator, and muralist Katie Yamasaki for a talk about her latest book, Place Hand Here. Katie will read from her book and share diverse work and stories from, among other things, her last 15 years of collaborating with people in correctional settings as it relates to the book.

Place Hand Here centers a child who talks about a hand, painted on a wall, on his grandma’s building, where he lives now. He notices how all day long, people from all walks of life put their hand on the hand on the wall to connect with someone. He wonders who they are missing. This child, as it turns out, painted the hand on the wall at a particularly tender moment when he was missing his mom, who is incarcerated.

This event is great for people of all ages, especially children 5 and up, although all are welcome. Children will be provided a take-home art activity. Place Hand Here, as well as Yamasaki’s other titles will be available for purchase onsite through Greenlight Bookstore.

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