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Virtual Saturday Stories featuring illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presented monthly, Saturday Stories invites guest illustrators to lead children and their adult companions in a read-aloud workshop related to the wide range of materials and processes that illustrators use to create their picture books.

Meet Caldecott Honor and multi award winning illustrator, author and doll maker, Cozbi A. Cabrera! From her studio in Evanston, Cozbi will share a behind the scenes and reading of her beautiful book Chef Edna Queen of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis written by Melvina Noel. Followed by a live illustration workshop.  

Imagine sitting at a table with some of your favorite people – past or present. Where are you? What’s good to eat at the table? This can be a cut paper collage or drawing. Suggested materials: bits and scraps of colored papers or papers you’ve pre-painted in colors including black, bits of old newspaper, old bills or old homework assignments, and white paper. Pencil or pen, colored pencils or crayons.

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About the Artist

Cozbi A.Cabrera was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by Honduran parents. A multimedia artist, she loves to draw, paint and work in textiles. Her Munecas, meaning dolls in Spanish, have garnered the attention of collectors around the world. One of her books, Exquisite:The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade was a Sibert Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor book. Her self-authored book, Me & Mama won a 2021 Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor. Her artwork for Chef Edna Queen of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis  was selected for The Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2023. She lives in Evanston, Illinois with her family.


February 17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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