Words & Pictures

Melissa Sweet

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Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than 80 children’s books including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams. She also wrote and illustrated the beloved picture books Tupelo Rides the Rails, Carmine: A Little More Red, and Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, which garnered a Silbert Medal.

In the bestselling and acclaimed Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White, Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author of the beloved Charlotte’s Web who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White’s granddaughter.

More about Melissa Sweet

More About Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

American Libraries, January 2014

Interview with Melissa Sweet

BookPage, October 2016

A brightly collaged life of E.B. White

“Meticulously crafted.”

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Book Signing

A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.

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Supporters

EQT Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation

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Tickets may also be purchased via phone (412.622.8866) or at the door from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

WHERE

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213

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