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Illustration by Anita Lobel

Award Winning Author To Visit

Award winning children’s book author and illustrator, Anita Lobel, will offer a lecture at the Richland Public library on Friday June 20, 2014, at 10 AM at the main library of Richland County Public Library for students who are studying art or education. Students and faculty are invited to attend. Please email Dr. Karen Heid, as space is limited.


Anita Lobel is well known for her colorful picture books. Her books have appeared on The New York Times best illustrated list. She is a recipient of a Caldecott Honor Medal.

Her childhood memoir No Pretty Pictures was a finalist for the National Book award. The book chronicles her wartime childhood in hiding with her brother and nanny, in a ghetto, and in a convent where the Nazis caught up with her and she was imprisoned in a concentration camp.


Her artwork will also be on display at the Columbia Museum of Art and at the Richland Public Library downtown throughout the month of June and as part of the Children’s Literature Association Conference during June 19-21, 2014.