HPL BOOKS ALIVE! Children’s Book Illustrator Presentation

HOUSTON – The Houston Public Library (HPL) invites children and parents to enjoy its virtual Books Alive! program. This presentation is an HPL author series for kids featuring Marissa Valdez, book illustrator of the new empowering children’s book Ambitious Girl. The program happens on Friday March 26, 2021 at 11 AM. This program is free and open to the public on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/events/918610248887946/) . Registration is not required.
ABOUT THE BOOK Meet Marissa Valdez, illustrator of Ambitious Girl , written by New York Times-bestselling author Meena Harris. The follow-up to Harris’s debut, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, is an inspiring picture book about a young girl who sees words like “too ambitious” and “too assertive” being yelled at a strong woman on TV, and it sends her on a journey of discovery through past, present, and future about the limits put on women and girls and the ways in which they can resist, assist, coexist, and excel.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Marissa Valdez grew up on the South Texas border, dreaming that one day she’d be drawing for her job. Marissa graduated with a BFA in Animation from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has worked as a preschool teacher, graphic designer and freelance illustrator since. Marissa hopes that her work encourages young girls to be ambitious and to dream big. She lives in Houston, Texas with her two ambitiously large cats. You can learn more about her at marissavaldez.com. (www.marissavaldez.com/about)
ABOUT THE HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 37 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
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