Friday, July 5, 2013
Why not join in with the rest of Philadelphia to celebrate Jerry Pinkney day, which honors the illustrator responsible for bringing legendary folk tales and forgotten narratives to life. The Philadelphia native began drawing at 12 years old, sketching passersby while working at a newsstand. Growing up with dyslexia, Pinkney used drawing to escape the problems he faced in school. Click this link to read this article and see more of his extraordinary artwork.
The Merrick Library Children's Room has many of Pinkney's illustrated works.
We'd love for you to come check these out: