February 5

Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?

A FREE virtual program about Leonard’s new young people’s biography, Mr. Lincoln Sits for His Portrait, hosted by Books of Wonder

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time

In this lively illustrated program, Leonard shares his thoughts about the special challenge of writing in a fresh and illuminating way about one of American history’s most iconic figures, Abraham Lincoln and takes the well-known photo of Lincoln reading to his son Tad as the jumping-off point for an eye-opening look at the sixteenth president’s fascination with new technologies, his genius for communicating by word and image; and his stubborn resolve to be a good father not only to his own children but also to the people of a divided nation.

Access virtually (FREE): Link Coming Soon

*Visit www.booksofwonder.com/blogs/upcoming for more information
about free registration


February 19

Wild Things: Maurice Sendak, His Art and Vision

A LIVE in-person program presented by the Columbus Museum of Art
Main Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

In this illustrated talk coinciding with the CMA’s exhibition, “Wild Things Are Happening,”¬†Leonard will draw on his wide-ranging knowledge of children’s book history and his 20-year-long friendship with Maurice Sendak to show how the creator of Where the Wild Things Are changed children’s books–and our understanding of childhood–forever.

Program is free, no registration required.


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