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Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade)

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade) Online

This author talk will be held online via our Authors and Speakers site, in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. On registering using the Event Link (see below), you'll receive an email with the watch link, as well as email reminders as the event approaches.

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Dan Santat began drawing as a young boy and although he first studied microbiology, he pursued his passion in illustration. He spent many hours as a child and teenager teaching himself to draw by copying illustrations from comic books until he developed the unique, recognizable style that we see today. His talk will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give them practical tips on the creation of graphic novels.

About the author: 

Dan Santat is a Caldecott Medal winner, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. Santat created the animated television show, "The Replacements," as well. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

About the talk: This author talk will be held online via our Authors and Speakers site, in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. On registering at the Event Link (see below), you'll receive an email with the watch link, as well as email reminders as the event approaches.

Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada
(change)
Organizer:
Breanna Vegas
Presenter:
Dan Santat
Online:
This is an online event.
Event Link:
https://libraryc.org/estesvalleylibrary/51056
Audience:
  Teens (13-17)     Tweens (9-12)  
Categories:
  Presentation > Library Speaker's Consortium