27 December 2010

Author Event: Tonya Bolden

Above: the 8.5x11in. sign.
Another author event that I have been fortunate enough to work in advance on is one for Tonya Bolden, who will be coming to Florida all the way from New Jersey in February. I'm sure she wouldn't have minded to be in Florida right now, considering all the snow they've been getting in New England over the past couple of days. 

Anyway, Tonya Bolden is the award winning author of more than twenty books. They include Maritcha, a Coretta Scott King honor book and James Madison Book Award winner, MLK: Journey of a King which received the National Council of Teachers of English’s 2008 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children and George Washington Carver which was awarded the Virginia Library Association’s 2009 Jefferson Cup and Cleveland Public Library’s 2010 Sugarman Award. 

Bolden’s latest book: Finding Family is historical coming of age story set in Charleston, West Virginia in 1905. Finding Family made it onto Kirkus’s list of Best Children’s Books of 2010.

This event will be part of a month-long collection of events celebrating Black History month in the library.

Materials created to publicize this event included:

20 8.5x11in. signs
500 quarter-page handbills
1 ACLD homepage web ad
1 Print ad for North Florida School Days

The background image was acquired as a public domain free background texture, and the author's photo was supplied via sourcing the internet (which was unfortunate, because the author profile images were small, of low-resolution, and from what I understand, woefully out-of-date. No better quality image was offered by the author).

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