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Celebrate the launch of Yonder at the Eric Carle Museum

  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Rd Amherst, MA 01002 (map)
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On Sunday May 6, as part of the first annual Restless Readers Weekend, Restless Books will be celebrating the launch of Yonder, our new imprint for children and young adults, at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass. By bringing the wealth of great stories from around to world to young, English-language readers, Yonder champions empathy and curiosity—and nurtures our next generation of savvy global citizens! Join us; Arshia Sattar, author of Ramayana: an Illustrated Retelling; and Eko, illustrator of The Wild Book as we celebrate the world's diverse storytelling traditions.

1:00pm:  Arshia Sattar presents Ramayana

2:00pm:  Storytime and book signing with Arshia Sattar

3:00pm:  Draw your own Wild Book with Eko

Arshia Sattar has a PhD in classical Indian literatures from the University of Chicago. Her translations from Sanskrit, The Ramayana of Valmiki and Tales from the Kathasaritsagara, have been published as Penguin Classics. She has also written books for children, including The Adventures of Hanuman.

Born in Mexico in 1958, Eko is an engraver and painter. His wood etchings, often erotic in nature and the focus of controversial discussion, are part of a broader tradition in Mexican folk art popularized by José Guadalupe Posada. He has collaborated on projects for The New York Times, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and the Spanish daily El País, in addition to having published numerous books in Mexico and Spain.

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. 

Where: The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002
When: Sunday May 6, 2018