Join us for a virtual school visit as Caldecott Honor author Andrea J. Loney talks about her newest picture book, Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams.
Monday, February 13th at 9am (Talk will be recorded and available to view after the live event.)
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This is a school event but the public is invited with a purchase of an Andrea J. Loney book from Children's Book World.
About the author: Andrea J. Loney's picture books include Caldecott Honor Double Bass Blues, Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!, and Bunnybear . Her newest books include the picture book biography Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of LA Architect Paul R. Williams, and her new chapter book series Abby in Orbit.
About the book: Discover the remarkable story of an orphaned Black boy who grew up to become the groundbreaking architect to the stars, Paul R. Williams. A stunning nonfiction picture-book biography from the Caldecott Honor-winning author and NAACP Image Award-nominated artist. As an orphaned Black boy growing up in America in the early 1900s, Paul R. Williams became obsessed by the concept of "home." He not only dreamed of building his own home, he turned his dreams into drawings. Defying the odds and breaking down the wall of racism, Williams was able to curve around the obstacles in his way to become a world-renowned architect. He designed homes for the biggest celebrities of the day, such as Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball, and created a number of buildings in Los Angeles that are now considered landmarks. From Andrea J. Loney, the author of the Caldecott Honor Book Double Bass Blues, and award-winning artist Keith Mallett comes a remarkable story of fortitude, hope, and positivity. - ★ "An accomplished and uplifting biography of a Black man who "created more than 3,000 structures around the world" and is integral to the history of Los Angeles." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review