Happy to have been part of getting this fabulous project in Vancouver underway!
Next year, Vancouver will be celebrating children’s literature created by local writers with a series of plaques that will be displayed on lamp posts around the city. The project, called Reading Lights, is a new literacy initiative that will feature excerpts of stories and poems from published children’s literature, along with the associated illustrations. The 24” x 7” plaques will be permanent installations and will be placed near parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries to spark spontaneous encounters with books from the province of British Columbia.
The project is starting with excerpts from picture books, and may expand to involve books for older readers in the future. I haven’t written any picture books, so I wasn’t able to apply for the project—but I did design the logo. (Not my best work, but I had to basically do it squeezed between trips to Korea and Thailand this year!)
In any case, the…
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