Lehigh Valley Book Festival presents - Every Day is Earth Day with Christina Booth, Nina Mata & Sybil Rosen, in conversation with Larissa Nemeth.
This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required due to limited session capacity. Book sales are encouraged through Let’s Play Books Bookstore.
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Welcome Home, Whales, Christina Booth - A boy dreams of a whale’s call as she returns to a bay recently restored by conservation efforts to introduce her new calf to the world. Winner of the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature
Christina Booth loves that she can tell stories and create pictures as her job. Trained as an art teacher, Christina has become a much awarded internationally published children's illustrator and author, writing and illustrating her own stories and illustrating for others. She shares her creative studio with her dogs and lives near the beach on a heart shaped island at the bottom of the world (Australia!)
Everything Grows, illustrated by Nina Mata. Raffi’s beloved song celebrating the earth is available for the first time in a board book edition that readers will treasure as they grow.
Nina Mata is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Illustrator of "I Promise" by LeBron James (nominated for the 52nd NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature) abd of She’s Got This by gymnast Laurie Hernandez. She is also a 2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honoree for her work in "Ty's Travels, Zip Zoom by Kelly Starling Lyons". She now creates illustrations for childrens publishing and is passionate about representing the beauty and diversity of the world. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, their daughter and Tabi, the cat. Learn more about Nina and her work at www.beautifique.org, on Instagram at @ninabonina, and Twitter at @msbeautifique.
Carpenter's Helper, Sybil Rosen. A warm, wonderful picture book that gently reminds us of the importance of respecting our natural world and highlights the joys and rewards of helping others. “Renata’s wren encounter proves magical, one most children could only wish to experience outside of this lovely story.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Sybil Rosen is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She received a Fellowship in Playwriting/Screenwriting from The New York State Council on the Arts. Her young adult novel, Speed of Light, published by Simon & Schuster, won the Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers and was nominated for the Mark Twain Award. Riding the Dog, a collection of short stories which all take place on a Greyhound bus, won the Gold Medal for Fiction/Short Story for The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award. She is the author of Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley, which was recently adapted for the movie BLAZE. Sybil co-wrote the screenplay for the film, which was directed by Ethan Hawke.
Larissa Nemeth joined Wildlands Conservancy in 2018. She is a career communicator and most recently was at the helm of client relations and print advertising for a regional publication. This is her first foray into the non-profit world, where she is thrilled to put her creativity, critical thinking, and B.S. in communications studies from Emerson College to good use. She grew up as an “outside kid” and still appreciates that sense of joy and wonder when in nature. At home, she’s an active music-lover, blogger, cactus enthusiast and mother of two.