The University of Richmond welcomes Jason Chin, author of the acclaimed children’s book “Grand Canyon,” to discuss the development of his picture books. The Feb. 22 event , which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Keller Hall Reception Room.

Chin specializes in science literacy and is the author and illustrator of “Gravity” and “Island: A Story of the Galapagos,” both of which won Gryphon Honor Book awards from the Center for Children’s Books. He also authored “Redwoods” and “Coral Reefs.”

The event is co-sponsored by Boatwright Library and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies Graduate Education Program. For more information, visit the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies website.

About the author
Chin grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and studied illustration at Syracuse University. He moved to New York City in 2001 where he found a job at a children’s bookstore in Manhattan. This job led him to his current publisher, Roaring Brook Press.

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About the talk

Who: Children’s author and illustrator Jason Chin

When: Feb. 22, 2017

Address: Keller Hall’s Reception Room

Additional: Free and open to the public.