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Children's Book Illustrator Jan Spivey Gilchrist at Bowdoin College Library January 19

Story posted January 05, 2004

Renowned children's book illustrator and author Jan Spivey Gilchrist will be the featured guest at Bowdoin College's annual "Children's Celebration of Martin Luther King's Birthday" from 10-11:30 a.m., Monday, January 19, at the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library on campus.

Gilchrist will present a program of illustrated storytelling, singing, and crafts for children ages 5 and up and their parents in remembrance of Dr. King and the civil rights movement.

Jan Spivey Gilchrist has illustrated over 50 children's books and won numerous awards including the 1990 Coretta Scott King Award (for Nathaniel Talking, written by Eloise Greenfield) and the 1992 Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award (for Night on Neighborhood Street, also written by Greenfield).

Other works include Indigo and Moonlight Gold and Madelia, which she both wrote and illustrated, and For the Love of the Game: Michael Jordan and Me, written by Greenfield.

Gilchrist was inducted into the International Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent in 2000 and the Society of Illustrators in 2001.

Following her Bowdoin program, Gilchrist will be available to sign copies of her books.

Refreshment will be served.

For more information call 725-3280.

Gilchrist is the mother of current Bowdoin College student William K. Gilchrist '06.

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